‘Escape Room’: American movie launch suspended in Poland

Following a tragic accident in an escape room in northern Poland, United International Pictures (UIP), the distributor of the American psychological horror-thriller film “Escape Room” has suspended its premier “for an indefinite period”.

“Escape Room” whose world premiere took place on January 3, was meant to hit screens across the cinemas in Poland on January 11. However, a UIP spokesperson was quoted as confirming the suspension of the film’s distribution in the country.

The film revolves around six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die, and has strong overtones to the escape room tragedy in Koszalin where five teenage girls died due to a fire on Friday. [[[LINK]]]

A fire inspection, conducted in the escape room, has revealed multiple safety infringements. The suspect has been charged with manslaughter.

An escape room, also known as an “escape game”, is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms.