How evil are you people? Watch the video and judge for yourself.
In this installment of their "Curiosity" series, horror film director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Inglourious Basterds), recreates an experiment first performed in 1961 by Yale psychology professor Stanley Milligram, to see if the average American would apply stronger and stronger electric shocks to another person if instructed to do so by an authority figure. Turns out they did in 1961 and they still would today. Scary stuff...
The authority figure is portrayed by an older, caucasian, male, wearing a lab coat, who insists the participants continue even if they convey reluctance and/or a desire to stop. With the exception of one female, all of the participants continue as instructed regardless of the (pre-taped) screams of anguish coming from the supposed recipient of the shocks.
This is one of those occasions where ya'll scare the bejezus out of me! I had to start seeing Shaggy the Shrink on a regular basis after watching this show. If I'm foolin', I'm droolin'!