In my opinion, any day a new scary movie starring Skeet Ulrich (Scream, The Craft) is released is a good day to be a horror fan. Ulrich stars in the highly anticipated, intense thriller Escape Room, which also features Sean Young (Blade Runner, Dune) and it’s available at Redbox in the U.S. today! The film was written and directed by Peter Dukes, also known for The Beast (2012) and Little Reaper (2013), and was only released overseas in 2017.

Brice (Ulrich) is the owner of Deranged, Los Angeles’s top-rated escape room, and wants to boost business for the immersive experience. He procures a mysterious Skull Box at an antique shop hoping to add to the creepy factor at Deranged. What Brice doesn’t know is that the Skull Box had been used to trap a demonic spirit.

Escape Room Skeet Ulrich
Skeet Ulrich in Escape Room

Friends and horror aficionados Ben (Matt McVay) and Jeff (Randy Wayne) reserve what should be a fun evening at Deranged with their girlfriends. Unfortunately, the group is unaware that a dark entity may have accidentally been unleashed inside the escape room and they are forced to play a game to stay alive. The four of them must follow hidden clues to find their way out while a member of Deranged’s staff becomes possessed and causes bloody mayhem all around them.

I think it’s really cool that the victims in Escape Room are hardcore horror fans. I spoke with director Peter Dukes recently about the film and he explained that, “It’s a genre that sparks engagement, and I love that. I wanted to put that into Escape Room, as a respectful nod to the fans.”

Featuring wicked scares, compelling plot twists, and a surprise ending, I think horror fans will embrace Escape Room in the same way Ben and Jeff love horror movies.

You can check Escape Room’s availability at your nearest kiosk on the Redbox website and also follow the film’s Facebook page for more information.


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