Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.
Six strangers are given mysterious black boxes with tickets to an immersive escape room for a chance to win tons of money. Being locked in several rooms with extreme conditions, they discover the secrets behind the escape room and must fight to survive and to find a way out.
After the death of five Polish teenagers, killed by fire in a real-life tragedy which occurred within an escape room in Poland, the release date of the film was pushed back a few months in a number of countries out of respect for the girls who died. See more »
In the official trailer the winning prize for successful escape is dubbed as $1,000,000 but in the movie it is only $10,000, as can be seen printed on the entry voucher and is stated by the characters when they gather for the first time. Still, the entry voucher with the printed sum of $10,000 is also briefly visible in the trailer. See more »
As far as January releases go, it could be a lot worse than this. If you can accept the kind of film this is and it's cliche characters spouting often clunky dialogue, it's pretty enjoyable; despite that it's about ten to fifteen minutes too long. In fact, once everyone assembles in the first escape room and the plot gets going and the danger kicks in, it can be quite tense. The first three rooms are fun but the novelty starts to wear off along with patience for the story and some of it's characters as the movie drags on. Overall though, there's enjoyment to be had here among all the familiar cheese and predictability.
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