Spoiler-Free Review of “No One Gets Out Alive” on Netflix: Unsettling Potential

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“I need to get out of here…”

No One Gets Out Alive released on September 29th 2021. The supernatural horror film is currently available to stream on Netflix. It stars Cristina Rodlo, Marc Menchaca and David Figlioli. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

An immigrant tries to make ends meet when she rents a cheap room in a boarding house, but she quickly discovers that something dark and sinister is lurking within the walls.

Here is the trailer:

No One Gets Out Alive takes a creepy premise and weaves it into a reality that may be even more frightening and disturbing. Does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Creepy visual effects.

Similar to Malignant but on a lower scale, No One Gets Out Alive is quite effective with its use of lighting and visual style. I thought they created a genuinely creepy vibe that lasted throughout the entire movie. I almost felt like I was being followed right along with our main character and the boarding house setting was a solid choice.

Threw me for a loop.

This movie started off in one direction and then it split off into several other ones. I liked that the movie kept me guessing and the ending was completely shocking and horrifying. A lot was left open, but I thought the film did a good job of reeling the viewer in for more and more in a unique way.

I also thought that the film balanced supernatural fears with real ones, creating an important conversation worth having.

The Cons:

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Needed some answers…

I’m all for an ending that leaves things open for interpretation, but that ending was so incredibly shocking and it just left me with a lot of questions. The movie was long enough, but I needed some back-story and history to fill in the blanks and I think it might have helped me connect just a little bit more to the overall plot.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Overall, I was engaged throughout my watch. I thought it was genuinely creepy and disturbing and it did something unique worth talking about.

I needed a little bit more and I had too many questions at the end, but I still thought this was an entertaining watch and I’m loving that Netflix is releasing a new horror movie every Wednesday. So much fun for October!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on No One Gets Out Alive in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Alone” on Demand: Sometimes less is more

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“What do you want from me?”

Alone premiered on Demand on September 18th 2020. The film stars Jules Willcox and Marc Menchaca. It is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes long.

A strange man begins stalking a widow on her road trip, quickly revealing his sinister intentions.

Here is the trailer:

Alone has the potential to chill us to our core with edge-of-your seat moments and a beyond creepy stalker, but does it do enough to stand out as a noteworthy thriller? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Delivers without over-complicating things.

If you’re like me, then you are watching this movie because you want to witness a fast-paced edge-of-your seat thrill ride and this film absolutely delivers. We are immediately thrown into the plot without too much set-up and while some moments may seem somewhat predictable, the film embraced its simple formula without doing too much and it worked. There are very few actors in this film, but I thought the simplicity of it made it that much more entertaining.

More please!

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A worthy villain.

Sometimes the most monstrous beings out there are the ones that hide in plain sight. They seem to be friendly or harmless and maybe they even convince everyone around them that they are the good guys, but don’t ever underestimate a creepy whistle…

Seriously, I’m still creeped out!

Alone Final Girl

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A Final Girl contender!

I haven’t been this excited about a potential Final Girl in a while and I thought that Jules Willcox was so believable as Jessica. I rooted for her and I embraced her courage. Seriously, she kicked ass!

The Cons:

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Lack of initial character connection.

In the beginning of the film, I was wondering why I should really care about Jessica. While I appreciated the lack of fluff, I also wanted to connect to our main character. That being said, this happened for me later on as bits and pieces of Jessica’s past and character were revealed, but I thought it needed a few more glimmers of it in the beginning to truly capture our attention.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish. I was honestly on the edge of my seat the entire time and there were some moments that were truly twisted and chilling. I thought the simplicity of this movie was really smart and as long as you manage your expectations, you will enjoy this movie.

Sometimes less is more and I thought that this movie delivered as an entertaining thriller and then some!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Alone in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

Girl Number Thirteen Lurking Promo

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

My new supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen releases on November 12th 2020! Available for pre-order! I hope you enjoy!

Girl Number Thirteen is available here!

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