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REVIEW: No One Gets Out Alive

No One Gets Out Alive

Netflix’s new horror, Santiago Menghini’s ‘No One Gets Out Alive’ hit the ground running in late September as a number of positive reviews rolled in for the film, which is the adaptation of Adam Nevill’s novel.

According to the official synopsis: An immigrant (Cristina Rodlo) in search of the American dream is forced to take a room in a boarding house, where she finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.”

Ambar is a struggling immigrant, one who is also undocumented and fighting to hide her identity, who is forced to rent a room in a multi-room home that is undergoing extensive renovations and only houses women.

Ambar struggles at her new job, where she is constantly behind and on the chopping block with her manager, but befriends a co-worker by the name of Kinsi (Moronke Akinola) who promises her an American ID card to help her get situated in the country.

As the home’s dark past continues to bubble up, so does Ambar’s desperation. Aside from the dreams of her mother’s hospitalization leading up to her death, Ambar is also haunted by the ghosts of the home, which seems like a video playback of the murders that took place in the home over the years.

As the movie progresses and the hauntings more intense, Ambar starts suffering loss after loss, and falling deeper into the home’s grasp.

The owners hide a mysterious ancient box in the basement, one that demands to feast on the heads of the living, and provides an ominous power to those who feed it. While the monster that comes out from the box is comical, it doesn’t take too much away from the entire movie.

A dark journey filled with struggle, loss, and fear molds Ambar into considering a darker path than the one she was on.

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If you can look past the ridiculousness of the "monster" in the box, this movie checks all the boxes that good paranormal horror movie offers. A good story that is paced perfectly and offering many creepy images along the way.
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