Escape rooms have become very popular in the past few years. When you and a few friends want to go out and have a fun time and put your friendship to the test, escape rooms are excellent. It was only a matter of time before horror films got pulled into the trend. The official trailer for the film Escape Room has finally dropped and looks like a gory, good time.
The film follows six strangers, brought together to take part in an escape room. If they can escape – they win $1 million dollars. But there is more to this escape room than what meets the eye. It features an amazing cast which includes Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil), Taylor Russell (Before I Fall), Logan Miller (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove), and Jay Ellis (In A Relationship) who play the six unfortunate souls trapped in the escape room.
Based on the trailer, it seems that the rooms have something to do with each of their pasts and that they all have some sort of indirect link with one another which includes a bit of a mystery to the film. The first room they start in turns into a huge oven and almost burns them alive. From there it just looks like it gets more gruesome. Escape Room is giving up major Cube and early Saw vibes.
Adam Robitel is directing and it could not be in more capable hands. His previous credits involve The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) and Insidious: The Last Key (2018). He also helped co-write Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015). The story was created by Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch) and helped co-write it with Maria Melnik (American Gods).
Escape Room will be released in theaters on January 4th, 2019. Will you be going to see it? Can you figure out the clues?