ESCAPE THE FIELD – Review by T. J. Callahan

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Escape the Field: I’d say it has not that much horror, but it is not that horrible.

Six strangers mysteriously wake up in a remote and seemingly endless cornfield that is in an unknown location. They are void of all possessions except for a gun with a single bullet, a knife, a compass, a lantern, a box of matches and a flask of water. If they work together, they might be able to use this limited collection of items to solve their very puzzling predicament and work their way out of the mystery-laden situation.

This group of six is basically trapped in an outdoor escape room and they must find a way to break free before an unknown bogey man gets them. Think of Escape the Field as Clue in a cornfield. It’s Survivor meets Lost. It’s The Hunt in the Twilight Zone.

Escape the Field is what I call a fruit salad film: it’s a big bowl of plots pulled from bunches of horror flicks that never come to fruition because someone left all the seeds in the watermelon. The whole time you are watching this movie you have the feeling you’ve seen it before. Escape the Field is light on scares and thin on character development while being heavy on mediocre dialogue and choppy editing, but the mostly unknown cast is somewhat likable and at only 88 minutes, it’s an interesting enough brain teaser. Stay through the credits for another piece to add to the puzzle. In theaters and on demand.

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T. J. Callahan

Longtime Houston radio personality, T.J. Callahan switched gears from traffic and news reporting as a member of the award winning Hudson and Harrigan Show on KILT to directing you to the right movie theatre as the resident film critic for The Sam Malone Show on AM 1070 The Answer in Houston. Since 2009, T.J. has exclusively critiqued premiering films on such stations as KRMD in Shreveport, La., KILT in Houston, WCKT in Sarasota, Fla., as well as on The Chris X Blayney Show on The Liberty Eagle Radio Network and streaming on Radio Brave. Entertaining and informative, T.J. gets right to the point and lets you know whether the latest epic is worth your time. Listen to her live every Thursday morning at 9:20 central on KNTH. T.J. is also a proud member of the Critics Choice Association, the Houston Film Critics Society and a board member and 2017 inductee to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.