We all have a dark side to our personalities, possessing both a yin and yang, a devil and angel, a Batman and Joker (…by the way, I will be giving thanks this Thanksgiving for Arkham City). But just what side controls you, the dark or light, and to what extreme? Modern day horror icon Eli Roth will explore that question on the next episode of Discovery Channel’s “Curiosity”, entitled “How Evil Are You?”
In the episode Roth oversees a new version of the Milgram experiment and uses it as a barometer to find out just how evil each test subject can be. The Milgram experiment is a test in which the subject thinks he is delivering an increasingly more intense electric shock to another subject in a hidden room. Of course no shock is actually being administered, but the interesting thing is the reaction of those who think they are harming another individual. How would you react? Sympathetically? Cruelly? Hysterically? How evil are you?
This intriguing episode of “Curiosity” airs on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, October 30, at 9pm ET (you can DVR “The Walking Dead”). Check out the preview video below to get warmed up for the social experiment that will leave you asking yourself…how evil am I?
Actor/director Eli Roth is no stranger to exploring the nature of evil. As a master of horror with films like Inglourious Basterds and Hostel, Roth turns his lens to research possibly the most horrifying monster of them all – the average American. In “Curiosity”’s “How Evil are You?”, Roth sets out to recreate the infamous Milgram experiment to see how, or if, the results have changed. Roth himself even undergoes tests and scans to see if he carries what researchers dub “the evil gene.” So, does Hollywood’s famous horror director have a little extra “edge” in his craft?
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