The Chaos Experiment, also released under the name The Steam Experiment, is a 2009 horror movie directed by Philippe Martinez. The film follows former university professor and scientist James Pettis (Val Kilmer) who goes to the Grand Rapids Press and announces that he is holding a group of 6 hostages in a Turkish bath. Pettis hopes to prove that human society will disintegrate under the stress of global warming. When the newspaper contacts the authorities, they send police investigator, Jack Mancini (Armand Assante) to investigate. Pettis is immediately arrested and taken into custody. While Mancini is interrogating Pettis at the police headquarters, the hostages are beginning to turn on each other. Grant (Eric Roberts), a former football player, Christopher (Patrick Muldoon), a nurse, Catherine (Megan Brown), a former actress, Jessie (Eve Mauro), a waitress, and Margaret (Cordelia Reynolds) a writer, struggle to survive as the temperature rises and a mysterious killer is on the loose.