Escape Room (2019, dir. Adam Robitel)

A group of strangers are invited to play a new escape room. Well-mounted though straightforward post-Saw horror/puzzle movie, part of a cycle of similar flicks. Nor really scary or especially horrific, but entertaining in the moment. A sequel – Escape Room: Tournament of Champions – follows.

Here’s the trailer.

Escape Room (2017, dir. Will Wernick)

Four friends visit an escape room; except they’re trapped with a malevolent entity. Low-budget horror that riffs neatly on a current trend, and works well to hide its many borrowings (everything from Hellraiser to Saw). Not great at all, but some interesting moments.