The film follows Mexican immigrant Ambar (played by Cristina Rodlo, The Terror, Too Old to Die Young), who arrives in Cleveland in search of the American dream. She finds a job at a local factory and is forced to take a room in a rundown boarding house, where she is soon met with unsettling cries and eerie visions. Ambar finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.
This is the second Netflix release to be adapted from the work of English author Adam Nevill, whose novel The Ritual was adapted into a solid horror film in 2017. No One Gets Out Alive looks to be a slick production, with plenty of creepiness in store for genre lovers. This is the feature directorial debut for Santiago Menghinia, who has previously helmed a number of creepy short films (watch his 2014 short Intruders right HERE).
No One Gets Out Alive, also starring Marc Menchaca, Victoria Alcock, and David Barrera, among others, will be streaming on Netflix from September 29th.
Official synopsis for No One Gets Out Alive:
Ambar (Cristina Rodlo) is embarking on her American Dream after years spent dutifully tending to her terminally ill mother in Mexico. She arrives in Cleveland illegally, with very little money and unsuitable clothing for what’s expected to be the coldest winter on record. After finding cash-in-hand work at a local garment factory, she rents the cheapest room available from Red (Marc Menchaca) in a near derelict boarding house. Kept awake by the other tenants’ sobbing, disturbing nightmares and strange unearthly noises echoing from the basement, Ambar begins to wonder exactly who – or what – lives inside the house with them. Soon it becomes clear that Ambar has walked into a trap, one where she will soon be introduced to the evil that has been lurking in the basement. Ambar must fight to escape her living nightmare, but in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?