‘Escape Room’ projects the worst fear of every person getting inside an escape room — to never get out alive! In this short film, Bessy Adut plays with fears, creating the plot of an intense horror story, but not going into details as to make it unwatchable. Five high-school students are willing to push their limits and try to win the escape room. Little do they know that there is more to this than meets the eye! ‘Escape Room’ has influences from great movies or series of the last couple of years. It reminded us of so many films that now we are eager to watch them again, thanks to Bessy Adut.
It has a little bit of ‘Final Destination’, a pinch of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, one part ‘Saw’, and some little extra on the sides from a series that wasn’t a huge hit but it had some nice narrative ideas — ‘John Doe’. Actually, we have found some interesting John Doe insights that made us like this movie even more! For example, in the aforementioned series, there are two episodes where the main character deals with a brilliant psycho called the mourner, a man who is always one step ahead of everybody else. The brilliant bullied girl had everything planned in detail and managed to make her colleagues' escape room experience a living hell.
The what-seemed-to-be open ending left space for interpretations — will there be a part twp? As it was this short, we are eager to see a follow-up, as the house can be used in more ways than we’ve seen in this short. 'Escape Room' also has an inspiring background — those five friends had to trust each other, to work together, and therefore to rely on each other in order to make it out alive. Bessy Adut made one really interesting and spooky short… reason why she doesn’t have to stop here. We need a part two, as she has already proved her good directing and storytelling skills.
Written by Vlad A. G