Skip to comments.VIDEO: ‘Elevator Murder Experiment’ Goes Viral
Posted on 03/10/2013 10:01:50 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
What would you do if you accidentally stumbled upon a man getting strangled in an elevator?
If this video, produced by ad agency Thinkmodo, is any indication, most of us would pretend to look the other way. As a marketing stunt for a new action thriller, Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard, the company staged a mock murder-in-progress in a New York City elevator and films the reactions of unsuspecting people trying to board.
Though you have the odd person attempting to beat the attacker with a newspaper, some bystanders clearly pretend they didnt even see the attempted homicide and walk way. One man is shown to be recording the footage, although its not clear whether his reaction or really, any of the reactions is staged.
Thats not to say everyone is all bad. Some people clearly threaten to call 911 and one brave woman even tries to drag the victim away from the strangler.
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I wonder what would have happened if a bystander pulled out a pistol and shot the strangler to death in order to save his victim.
If anyone had been armed this would not have been funny
My first thought exactly.
I wonder what the outcome of this “experiment” would have been if it had taken place in any city in, say, Texas? (Yeah, we have elevators here....)
I wouldn’t get on the elevator!
No kidding. I wonder how many poeple just figured it was a joke. Now that this kind of thing is out it should be pretty easy to murder people in public.
OH A RIOT, till they run into a CCW?
Depending on who’s getting strangled, my question might be: “You need some help with that”?
They apparently thought they would be safe from this in NYC.
In my NYC days, I carried a knife in my pocket, which would have been embedded in the "attacker's" throat or kidney within a second of coming on the scene. This was a VERY stupid prank.
Not possible. NYC is a Gun Free Zone for civilians. Also a Big Gulp Free zone too.
Everyone involved is an actor.
But I wouldn't blame the girls or old people from turning away (and hopefully calling the police from a safe area) What could they possibly do to a large man except make themselves a victim also?
Unless you personally think you could take out the aggressor, the best course of action would be to retreat to a safe area and call the police, or call for the help of others larger than yourself that might be nearby.
I am proud of the ones who attacked and tried to come to the aid of the “victim.”
I wonder what they would have done if someone like me tried to take off the “attacker’s” head with his Size 11 EEs?
So what happens when I pull my weapon and save the person.. You end up with a dead actor!
Well, it’s a start.
On the other hand, I have trained members of my family to protect themselves and family members first, and remain uninvolved in any public incident unless they have complete knowledge of the individuals and facts regarding the incident, and even then, family members safety is the primary concern.
Because of liberal socialist politics, law, media and courts, in America, I am surprised anyone would take the risk to be involved in any way.
If I had been coming in the door, I would have treated the perp's head like a soccer ball. If I am any where as good as I used to be, my toe would be buried in his right eye socket before he saw it coming. Even if he managed to somehow duck, my second effort would have crushed his skull.
Stupid idiots. They were just begging to be part of a real tragedy!
Not to worry. This was in New York.
My first thought was that they’d better not try it in a conceal-carry state.
“Depending on whos getting strangled, my question might be: You need some help with that?”
I’m going to be laughing at that one for a long time and each time that I think about it!
No no, the whole thing was fake. Everyone was an actor, including those who “came upon the scene.”
Do you know how many lawsuits there would be if they really did that? And of course, the danger of someone killing one of the guys? All fake.
Um this is insanely stupid. Good way for someone to get killed. Moronic.
Just because something has a law against it does not mean that it ceases to exist or ceases to occur.
Yep...I suspect the whole thing is set up with willing actors. Someone would have called 911 and the cops would have showed.
Sorry but no, I talked with Mayor Bloomy and he assures me Mew York City is a Gun Free Zone for Civilians. Because...
He sez so!
The only people armed in NYC would be criminals and they probably would have just taken the victim’s wallet.
Quickly (all same time!) Eyes, throat. Knock wrists of attacker toward the outside from the inside. Eyes, throat again and ribs. Sweep. Stomp.
I say the whole thing is a fake.
Well, I suppose that is the case, I mean he is the god of New York after all.
I should probably be banned from planet Earth for blaspheming him :O
I think the bystanders were all actors. All the responses were way too weak. the fire extinguisher spray looked fake too.
Totally faked. Everybody gets that the ‘bystanders’ are paid actors who rehearsed their ‘reactions’ with the two guys, in front of 4 or 5 very large, obvious cameras, until the director liked the takes and paid all 20 or so actors? As long as you get that is all entirely ,fully faked, every second, then fine.
I was walking to a football game and attempted to break up a fight. It turned out to be a mom attempting to subdue her autistic child. I congratulated her on looking really young.