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No One Gets Out Alive Review | Netflix Horror Movie

No One Gets Out Alive 2021 is a United Kingdom drama, horror, mystery film. It is rated R and it is 25 minutes long. 

Today I’m going to be going over the new Netflix original movie no One Gets Out Alive 2021. The streaming giant is very hit or miss with their horror. And from the trailer, I wasn’t expecting much from this one. So is this a nice surprise for the genre or another flatlining done? Let’s check it out.

No One Gets Out Alive Review

No One Gets Out Alive 2021 is directed by Santiago Menghini, written by Jon Croker, Fernanda Coppel, based upon the novel by Adam Nevill, and starring Marc Menchaca, Cristina Rodlo, and Victoria Alcock.

An immigrant in search of the American dream who, after being forced to take a room in a boarding house, finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.

Going into No One Gets Out Alive movie, I was not expecting much. The trailer made it seem like a basic haunted house story.

The title is pretty uninspired and it’s also dropping on Netflix on a Wednesday, which is never a good sign for their original movies.

But as this twisted little movie progress, I found myself engaged with the story until it’s shocking finale really hit it home for me.

Although there are some issues with No One Gets Out Alive that keep it from being next level, this one was a very pleasant surprise.

The film follows Amber in a legal immigrant who fled her country after the death of her mother.

Straps for cash, she moves into a dilapidated boarding house in Cleveland and starts working a dead-end job to make ends meet.

But her new living situation becomes a nightmare when she starts seeing ghosts around the house and weird noises coming from the basement.

Her stubborn landlord and his mysterious brother make matters worse when they will not return her security deposit so she can get the hell out of there.

Feeling imprisoned in these walls, Amber begins to unravel the secrets of this place, she is forced to call home, and hopefully before it’s too late.

No One Gets Out Alive movie is an interesting mix of many different subgenres of Port. It starts out as a more skilled fact supernatural flick than a grounded and disturbing psychological thriller and morphs once again into to a whole other beast that I would not dare spoil here.

This mixture of subgenres really make this film feel unpredictable and fresh. I honestly had no idea where No One Gets Out Alive movie was going at any given moment, which kept me invigorated to keep watching throughout the entirety of the film.

What makes this film all the more powerful is the lead performance by Cristina Rodlo, who was also superb, and Nicholas Winding Russians underrated series too old to die.

Cristina Rodlo commands the screen, conveying Amber’s desperation and drive to get through this horrible situation and find the light at the end of the tunnel for a better life.

In many of these Netflix horror films, especially ones with relatively unknown actors, they are brought down by the lackluster performances.

No One Gets Out Alive Netflix movie does not suffer from this whatsoever, as the actors really rise to the occasion and elevate the material.

Speaking of the material, this is is based upon the award-winning novel by Adam Neville. This is the second Netflix adaptation of one of his books, the first being The Ritual, which I am very eager to check out Now.

I have not read No One Gets Out Alive, but one thing that I noticed from reading reviews about it is that it supposedly handles rape in a very Frank way.

This is something noticeably absent in the movie, and I must say that it is just as effective without that subject material involved.

Unfortunately, one thing I do think that holds this film back is how it handles it seems on immigration, the struggle for the American dream, and human trafficking.

These are important hot-button issues that feel like they are being muddled under the weight of the storytelling.

The movie runs only 85 minutes, and while I feel like most films these days usually need to be edited down, this one could have been expanded to explore these ideas more.

First-time feature director Santiago Menghini, who is coming off of two wins for best Midnight Short at South by Southwest, shows a deft eye for horror here.

The way he builds up his film, starting off with the terrifying opening to its spooky first act that then transforms into a groove some and disturbing glass act.

He handles all of these total shifts with Eaves. Also, his background in VFX work certainly comes in handy in the finale, which provides some of the most frightening and inspired creature effects I have seen in quite some time.

Unfortunately, this storytelling here is quite frankly not up to snuff. There are certain things that happen and No One Gets Out Alive that begin but then seemingly hit a dead end without any explanation. But that never took away from my enjoyment of the film.

This Frank flick certainly won’t be winning any awards, but it was a pleasant surprise, and it will surely appease the appetite of audiences looking for a solid, hard R-rated horror.

So I am going to give No One Gets Out Alive movie a C.

No One Gets Out Alive Review

Though the film’s integral themes get lost in the narrative, this is a movie that starts out creepy and becomes something far more disturbing and gruesome.

No One Gets Out Alive  Netflix movie far exceeded my expectations and will be a great addition to your October or watch list.

Guys thank you so much as always for the review of the new Netflix horror movie No One Gets Out Alive 2021. See you next time.

No One Gets Out Alive Trailer

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