ESCAPE ROOM (2017) Reviews and overview

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‘Let the game begin…’

Escape Room is a 2017 American horror-thriller film written and directed by Peter Dukes (Echoes in the Wind; shorts: Daniel; Little Reaper). The movie stars Skeet Ulrich (The Mystery of Casa Matusita; Scream; The Craft), Sean Young (Bone Tomahawk; Gingerclown; Jug Face), Christine Donlon and Randy Wayne (Hellraiser: Judgment; The Medium; Paranormal Island).

It should not be confused with the other 2017 film of the same name, directed by Will Wernick.


Four friends decide to partake in a popular escape room horror attraction only to find themselves stuck inside with a demonically possessed killer. They only have one hour to solve the room and escape with their lives…

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“How do you turn fifty-five minutes in a drab, cell-like room with muted fluorescent lighting into an edge-of-the-seat horror movie? Well, the director manages it with aplomb thanks to a heady blend of shocks, intrigue and tightly wrought tension – not to mention some trippy strobing of the highest order.” The Schlock Pit

Cast and characters:

Skeet Ulrich … Brice
Sean Young … Ramona
Christine Donlon … Jess
Randy Wayne … Jeff
Matt McVay … Ben
Ashley Gallegos … Angie
Hayley Goldstein … Molly
Iyad Hajjaj … Ammon
Abraham Justice … Mohamed (as Ibrahim Elkest)
Taylor Piedmonte … Stitchface
Hayley McLaughlin … Hannah
Shelby Janes … Paramedic Clute
Corbin Timbrook … Richard Doyle
John Davis Walker … Police detective

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