N O WA Y O U T
Four more tightly-contained tales of terror
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Setting a template copied by countless zombie movies since, George Romero’s 1968 classic traps its characters in a farmhouse for most of the duration, surrounded by flesheating ghouls.
THE THING There’s no escape from the shapeshifting parasitic alien that’s invaded an Antarctic scientific research station in John Carpenter’s 1982 horror – or, indeed, from the blood- hungry “intellectual carrot” in 1951 predecessor The Thing From Another World.
THE MIST Based on Stephen King’s 2007 novel, Frank Darabont’s film sees a bunch of Maine folk barricading themselves inside a grocery store after horrific giant insects emerge from a doorway into another dimension.
DEVIL You can’t get a much more claustrophobic location than the one in this 2010 film, based on a story by M Night Shyamalan. Five strangers are trapped in a lift, dying one by one as the lights go out. One of them is the devil – but which?