No One Gets Out Alive is a Netflix horror movie that uses several annoying jump scares and fakeouts, but it actually makes them part of the story.
Warning: Contains SPOILERS for No One Gets Out Alive.
Netflix’s No One Gets Out Alive produces a few irritating jump scares but actually makes them part of the overall story. 2021 has been a busy year for horror on Netflix, with the most high-profile being Zack Snyder’s return to the zombie genre for Army Of The Dead. Elsewhere, there was the ambitious Fear Street trilogy and the gory vampire action movie Blood Red Sky.
No One Gets Out Alive is the latest to join those ranks in time for Halloween 2021. The movie is an adaptation of the 2014 horror novel by Adam Nevill and it moves the story from England to the U.S., following an undocumented immigrant named Ambar (Cristina Rodlo) who is trying to make a new life. She ends up in a cheap boarding house, but she’s soon haunted by the sounds of crying at night and starts to believe there might be ghosts in the building. No One Gets Out Alive could almost function as an effective drama following Ambar’s struggles to survive without adding the supernatural elements.