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Escape Room Movie directed by Will Wernick set to premiere in Seattle

Escape Room is set to premiere at the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) this weekend.

Here’s the back story for the movie: To celebrate Tyler’s 30th birthday, his girlfriend Christen has booked an escape room to celebrate.

The six players walk into the room but the puzzles become deadly. Soon the players realise it’s not a game and they need to win.

Otherwise it’s game over.
 
 
The festival’s website describes the movie as “the latest underground party craze, escape rooms”.
 
And the same site shares this piece of dialogue from the movie – “Fuck this puzzle!” cries out one of the frustrated players in the face of certain death.
 
 
There’s two movie screenings in Seattle with tickets costing $14 USD per person.
Friday June 9th, 9:30pm – 805 E Pine Street, Seattle
Saturday June 10th, 9:30pm – 600 Pine Street, Seattle
 
Bonus: The director Will Wernick will be attending both screenings.

There’s also no movie trailer for this Escape Room movie online yet.
 
 

Escape Room
Director: Will Wernick
Tagline: Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.

The Conjuring 2: Two way mirror prank on unsuspecting movie audience

Short post this week, since Intervirals is on holidays. To keep with October’s Fright Month theme – check out this prank that Roadshow Entertainment recently did to unsuspecting audience members after they were shown a movie screening of The Conjuring 2.

– Essa 🙂

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There’s a horror movie called Escape Room coming out in October (with Ghostface!)

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There’s an escape room movie coming to a theater near you.

Earlier this year, Sony Pictures bought a movie pitch about an escape room and not much else was known about it.

Now more details have emerged – filming has wrapped up in May, further details around the plot have been released and a teaser trailer can be found on Youtube.

The plot involves Brice (played by Skeet Ulrich aka. Ghostface from Scream), who owns an escape room in Los Angeles. He’s not getting enough press about his escape room and goes looking for a prop to help his business stand out from the rest.

In an old shop, he asks for something “special” and is introduced to The Skull Box, which is described by the shopkeeper as one of the most cursed objects in the world.

Four friends are the next group to enter Brice’s escape room where they find The Skull Box sitting on a shelf and a paid actor chained to the wall. But something goes terribly wrong … and the friends have under an hour to solve the puzzles and get out of the room.

To help promote the film before its release, an escape room game for mobile devices will be launched during August.

The film’s final release date is still pending but there’s indications the film could be released around October/Halloween this year.

Will you watch the Escape Room movie?
(Also, this is our 200th post!)

Essa 🙂

Here’s a link to the Youtube trailer while it lasts –

A history of room escapes – the origins of room escape bloggers and their inspirations – Part Two

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Everyone has their own story about how they first discovered the concept of room escapes and each story is interesting and unique as the individuals themselves. From driving past a room escape location, travelling to room escape hubs such as Canada, Singapore, Budapest and Malaysia, being inspired by The Crystal Maze tv series or being interested in board games/video games/logic puzzles. Here’s part two of what inspired some room escape bloggers to start writing. Catchup on part one here.

Name: The EGR Team
Website: www.escapegamesreview.ca
Reply: It was back in Feb or March last year, when we noticed this new ‘entertainment’ type of business in our office complex.  After driving by it for 2-3 weeks, we decided to take the leap and book it.  Looking back it was a very simple room, and we probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought it if we played it now., but we knew we were addicted when we escaped for that first time.  After that room escapes were popping up everywhere in the city and we decided we were going to try all of them.

Name: Scott
Website: escaperoomsydney.blogspot.com.au
Reply: I first heard about true room escapes only in mid 2014, when I read that Escape Hunt was going to open in Sydney.  However, I had tried something similar in about 2009 in Vegas called Las Vegas Mystery Adventures, which was the number one rated attraction in Vegas at the time on Tripadvisor.  It was pretty similar to an escape room – you had to solve puzzles and open locks, hack into computers, etc, but the aim of the game was that you were private investigator “assistants” who had to solve a mystery (rather than escape a room).
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The experience involved three completely different locations (each of which had several rooms, including hidden rooms) and they drove you between sites in a mini van (but you had to find the address of the next location before you could leave the location you were in). The whole experience lasted about 4 hours.  It was easily the best attraction we have ever done and when I heard about escape rooms, I knew that I’d love them too.

I think the reason escape rooms are so addictive is due to the combination of the fun of hunt and seek together with mind-bending puzzles and unexpected, hidden rooms – all of which is heightened by the added pressure of a large countdown clock on the wall.  I’ve now been to 10 different escape rooms in Sydney and whilst some rooms are definitely better than others, I have very much enjoyed all 10!

Name: Mark
Website: www.qmsm.co.uk
Reply: I first head about escaping in October 2014 but my interested started long before that, probably watching The Crystal Maze, in particular their Murder Mystery games. When I heard of “real life escape games” this is the first thing I pictured and was very excited. While the reality isn’t usually anything like that (but maybe I haven’t played the right room yet?) I still find them an incredible amount of fun.

Name: Escman League
Website: http://escmanleague.com/
Reply: We played our first game in Singapore back in 2013 and find room escapes exciting and addictive! As we played more games in Malaysia, we learn to appreciate the various elements that make a fun game. We like the adrenaline-rush in beating the time. And the creatively planted surprises that jump on us. We like how we’re able to spend an hour in a world, as a person, different from reality, complete with movie-quality setup. We also enjoy chatting up escape game creators, to be amazed by their passion and also learn about their inspirations. In all, it’s a great new activity we found, something we could see ourselves playing again and again!

Name: Kenny
Website: www.escapegamefrance.fr
Reply: I think I heard first about escape gaming on a geek website, and after the first room open in Paris in December 2013, we’re boardgame [players], and very curious about it. Few rooms open in France but we didn’t [find] any listing or other about the new locations and the games they proposed, and we decide to create it!

Name/s: David Spira & Lisa Radding
Website: www.RoomEscapeArtist.com
Reply: At the end of 2013 I was planning a trip to Budapest. As I perused TripAdvisor, there was a very highly rated thing called “Claustrophilia;” The name and five star rating warranted further investigation.

I soon figured out that it was a room escape, and immediately wanted to play, so I did some research to see if one of these things existed in New York. Escape the Room NYC had recently opened in their first location, so I gathered a group of trusting friends and fell in love with escape games

Name: Evan Wright (Co-Founder)
Website: www.escapereviewer.com
When did I first hear about room escapes: I became involved in the online phenomenon of room escape games much earlier than I can remember. Upon reading your website, I do remember playing games such as Crimson Room, in addition to many others. I first heard that a live room escape game had opened in the GTA when I heard about the opening of ESC-IT in Markham (Their old Beaver Creek Location). This was in 2013, I believe. I jumped at the idea of a real life room escape and quickly brought a group of my friends to do an escape. This jump-started my interest in the genre.

Why did I develop an interest: As I said, I loved the online version of the games. I’m a sucker for logic problems, I’m the type of person that has a book of logic puzzles on my nightstand to do before bed. Combining the fun of a video game with the thrill of performing one in real life was definitely a driving force in what spawned my interest. I do believe that this is the way that video games are moving, more and more towards removing the “video” and immersing us as much as possible in the game. We see this in the evolution of virtual reality for heavy gaming. We are lucky that this genre is so easily adapted from the screen to reality!

# Finally, thank you to all the room escape bloggers who participated and responded to my question.

Essa 🙂