While the idea of an escape game first originated in video games, these immersive puzzles also have a long and lauded history on the silver screen. So if you’re looking for a movie to get you in the mood for your escape game room experience, you don’t have to look far; especially you’re into the spookier stuff.
Check out these 5 spine-tingling movies with escape game themes.
1. Cube (1997)
This cult sci-fi horror film has a simple and scarily dark premise: six strangers trapped in a maze of cube-shaped rooms rigged with deadly traps. No one knows how they got there and if they’ll make it out. It’s one thriller that can’t be beaten for sheer suspense and dazzling set design.
2. The Game (1997)
From the devious genius of David Fincher, this psychological thriller is truly one to make you question reality. The story follows a wealthy banker as he gets caught up in an escape room-esque game that soon spills over into real life. Virtual fun and real danger intersect in terrifying ways, and every moment is taut with paranoia.
3. Saw (2004)
This iconic horror movie is famous for telling the story of two men locked in a bathroom with orders for one to kill the other. As the twisted plot unravels, they must try their hardest to outwit and survive all manner of diabolical traps and games. This one is not for the faint of heart!
4. Exam (2009)
In this searing take on corporate culture, eight candidates for a job gather in an exam room ostensibly to take an employment assessment test. Only the papers are blank, the room is locked, and the stakes are much higher than just a job. Who will make it to the top and who will make it out?
5. Identity (2003)
Based loosely on Agatha Christie’s whodunit novel And Then There Were None, this film takes place in that classic horror movie locale: an isolated hotel. As a storm rages on outside, ten strangers inside are mysteriously slain one after the other. It’s a wickedly original take on a classic story that you don’t want to miss.