Film Preview: Escape Room (2019)

Page Revisions:

(October 28, 2018) Original
(December 30, 2018) New Posters (#2-#3)

Release Date:

January 4, 2019


From IMDb: “Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.”

Poster Rating: C / C- / C+

Review: (#1) This very much looks like a design that’s meant to be one of a series of character posters. The puzzle pieces revealing a silver skull. Perhaps the skull is meant to be in black-and-white, but the aesthetic doesn’t work.

(#2) While this certainly has some element of terror from the film’s concept, it looks more like a season from a film where people are trying to escape from a terrifying elevator. (#3) Leave it to the Asian markets to create some rather unusual poster designs. While the content in this poster only tangentially touches on the escape room motif, it’s a colorful and visually compelling design.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: The concept was bound to be executed and the info presented in the trailer is mostly convincing, but what sells this is the cast who seem genuinely interested in making this work even if it trades heavily on the tropes and style of the Saw films.

Oscar Prospects:


Trailer #1


Poster #1Poster #2Poster #3

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