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January 4, 2019

At the Movies: 'Escape Room' is high-concept and not half bad

By LINDSEY BAHR
AP Film Writer

Deborah Ann Woll, Nick Dodani, Jay Ellis, Logan Miller, Tyler Labine, and Taylor Russell star in Escape Room.

In retrospect, it's actually kind of surprising that there hasn't been an escape room-themed horror movie until now. The popular interactive mystery games are kind of mini films. There's a built-in set, stakes, opportunities for conflict and teamwork and a logical start and finish. It's certainly a more obvious fit for a movie than a board game or theme park ride.


 
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