When it comes to 80s slasher movies, you might say, I’m something of an expert. No, I don’t wax poetic about them, or look for hidden meaning in them, but, having lived through the 80s, I’ve seen most (If not all) of them in the theatre! So, when a movie hits DVD that claims to be an ‘homage’ to 80s slasher movies, I always feel like I need to pay a bit more attention to it. Well, that’s the case with Nobody Gets Out Alive; it makes the claim and then backs it up!
It all began years ago, when Hunter Isth’s daughter is hit be a drunken teenaged driver. It sends Hunter into a spiral of anger and depression, and eventually, he moves into myth. The people of the nearby town believe that he’s out there somewhere, waiting for teenagers to wander into the woods, where they’re never seen again. Well, you can’t put out something like that without having teenagers take up the dare…and so, years later, an unsuspecting group of kids decides to camp in the Braiden Woods, even after being warned about Hunter. Now, I think you can go from here, kids in the woods…angry dude with tools and knives….I think you know.
The real beauty of Nobody Gets Out Alive is that it really does invoke the feeling of an 80s slasher movie. The feel is right, the kids are partying appropriately and the ‘villain’ still manages to be sympathetic. It’s a movie that could have been made in the 80s…and, coming from me, that’s a huge compliment! I’m giving Nobody Gets Out Alive 4 out of 4 cigars; it’s exactly what you might expect…and more! Try to get out alive yourself over at http://www.watchimage.com.