GETAWAY (2020) Reviews and overview

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‘To survive she must kill’

Getaway is a 2020 American horror feature film about a young woman who is kidnapped by a backwoods cult and her revenge.

Directed by Lane Toran from a screenplay co-written with Jaclyn Betham, the movie stars Scout Taylor-Compton (The Lurker; Feral; Ghost House; Rob Zombie’s Halloween and sequel; et al), Landry Allbright, the aforementioned Lane Toran, Jamil Walker Smith, Jaclyn Betham, Ben Deschaine (Super Shark) and Chrystopher Ryan Johnson.


Tamara Miller (Jaclyn Betham) has planned a weekend lake getaway with her two best friends. When she gets kidnapped by a backwoods cult, eerie and unexplained occurrences arise. Will she make it out alive or become the treasure of these deranged lunatics?


Getaway is available on DVD and Digital on April 14, 2020, from Uncork’d Entertainment.


“Toran’s feature film debut is nicely shot, edited with suspense and displays his confidence and competency as a director. The acting from everyone is solid (again, Lowdermilk and Caudell Sr. shine) in a story that, courtesy of its tight 70-minute runtime, will slide nicely into a SyFy Channel programming block.” B&S About Movies

“Immensely entertaining, well crafted, and featuring great performances and a healthy dose of female empowerment, Getaway is a film that’s well worth the ride — with first-time director Lane Toran and star Jaclyn Betham bursting onto the genre scene in exciting fashion.” Morbidly Beautiful

” …things around in the third act when the story (and the formula as such) is turned onto its head and really pulling no stops in the process. The result is a really tight horror flick that manages to not only scare but also surprise one several times down the road, and furthermore keeps one on the edge of one’s seat throughout, all of which is making this a pretty cool genre flick!” Search My Trash

“Even the villains are bland, lacking the kind of depth or charisma that would hold our attention. Tolan and Caudell mostly glare, smoke and insult the nerdy Kib when not menacing their hostage. Getaway isn’t just the film’s title, it’s a warning. Avoid this dull and derivative film at all costs.” Voices from the Balcony

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Cast and characters:

  • Scout Taylor-Compton… Maddy
  • Landry Allbright … Brooke
  • Lane Toran … Merv
  • Jamil Walker Smith … Officer Jerry
  • Jaclyn Betham … Tamara
  • Ben Deschaine … Bart
  • Chrystopher Ryan Johnson … Frat Boy
  • Lane Caudell … Pa
  • Liz Zwiebel … Blow Girl
  • Noah Lowdermilk … Kib
  • Kynsleigh Queen … Little Girl Giggling

Technical details:

76 minutes


The movie was shot as Getaway Girls. Not to be confused with Lilton Stewart III’s Getaway (2019) or Blaine Weaver’s GetAWAY (2020).

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