Nobody Gets Out Alive (2013) (DVD Review)

Nobody Gets Out Alive (2013) (DVD Review)

📅15 February 2013, 00:54


Nobody Gets Out Alive (2013) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Jason Christopher
Starring:  Jen Dance, Shaun Paul Costello, Chelsey Garner
Rated: R/Region: 1/16X9/Number of disc: 1
Available from Image Entertainment


A father, Hunter Isth, is rocked by a tragic accident in his life. He flees town and is no longer seen. Partying teenagers fall victim to a town lunatic. Throughout the years the stories become urban legends and more than likely, myths. In present day we meet Jenn, a tough and beautiful girl, who has just been released from an extensive stay at the hospital. When her parents bring her home she barely has time to rest as her friends come over and drag her out camping for the weekend. Seven friends venture out to the woods but as each friend starts to disappear one by one they each try to survive the wrath of a true mad man.


Here we have a new film that has been compared to classic slasher flicks of the 80s and praised for being a throwback. In some ways I can see that. We have a killer out for revenge against the world, we have young people doing dumb stuff caught in his wrath in the woods, and we have lots of gore. But the film also has a few flaws we can’t overlook all together. Our characters for starters aren’t very likeable. Some are by design unlikeable and others just come across that way. One of our females has a child. Clearly we are supposed to care about her, yet we don’t. We don’t even care about our final girl who clearly has issues. At the end of the day we probably care more for our madman on the rampage because he has the best backstory and much more sympathetic.

Speaking of backstory, we know why this man is doing what he does. Still, half way during the film he goes into details explaining it again. Why do the victims need to know? We know, that is all that matters. This is a prime example of the timing issues the film has. I think it starts off well enough, but it gets a little lost during the home stretch of the cat and mouse portion of the film and drags out for too long. That being the case, I still respect a good slasher attempt, especially one that is old school like this one. I also do love the gore scenes here and think that they make this a worthy film to watch based off that alone. Maybe our characters aren’t the best we’ve ever seen, but the females are hot and a lot of blood gets spilled. For slasher fans, that is enough to justify giving it a chance.


– Audio Commentary with writer/director Jason Christopher
– The Making of Nobody Gets Out Alive: A Retrospective
– Outtakes



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