It Isn’t A Game Anymore
Vertical Entertainment will release the horror/thriller film NO ESCAPE on Digital and On Demand on September 18, 2020.
NO ESCAPE stars the ensemble cast of Keegan Allen (“Pretty Little Liars,” Palo Alto), Holland Roden (“Teen Wolf”, “Channel Zero”), Denzel Whitaker (“The Purge”, Black Panther), Ronen Rubinstein (“911: Lone Star” Some Kind of Hate), Pasha Lychnikoff (“Deadwood”,”Shameless”, A Good Day to Die Hard), George Janko (“NCIS: Los Angeles,” Millennial Mafia) and Siya (The First Purge). The film is written and directed by Will Wernick (Escape Room).
A social media star travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, he and his friends enter a cold world of mystery, excess and danger. As the line between real life and social media is blurred, the group must fight to escape, and survive.
Social media is changing us all. As expectations of living a hyper and “perfect life” are pushed ever higher, what might we be willing to do to satisfy our audience? With or without realizing it, we are dishonest with each other all the time. We constantly adjust our behavior to satisfy the needs of those surrounding us including the needs of our audience. The film explores our changing relationship to entertainment. It interweaves the forces of social media and fame within the evolving landscape of experiential entertainment, and challenges the viewer to consider how they interact with their digital world.