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What is the monster from No One Gets Out Alive?

Amber Peake September 30, 2021
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As Halloween draws near, No One Gets Out Alive is the latest horror film to be added to popular streaming platform Netflix. Following its release yesterday (Wednesday 29 September) fans are curious to know more about the No One Gets Out Alive monster and the inspiration behind it.

What is the No One Gets Out Alive monster?

No One Gets Out Alive follows the story of Ambar Cruz, an illegal immigrant who relocates from Mexico to Cleveland following her mother’s death.

Ambar meets a man named Red and rents a room at his almost derelict boarding house, which is also home to an evil entity that lurks in the basement.

The audience is introduced to the monster through the stone box it’s locked inside. Viewers later learn about the creature’s reputation as people die at its hands while others become accomplices who provide sacrifices.

The demon goes on to make an appearance in physical form when it is revealed to be part moth, part human.

NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE. Cristina Rodlo as Ambar, Victoria Alcock as Mary, in NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix
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Background of the creature explored

We find out the monster in No One Gets Out Alive hails from the Mesoamerican civilization, indigenous cultures that developed across Central America and Mexico before the 16th century.

We’re told the monstrous creature was unearthed in the 1960s during excavations in Mexico and brought to Cleveland by Red’s father, who owns the boarding house.

Over the years, Red’s brother Becker and his father appeased the monster by providing sacrifices. For each ritual, the creature rewards its accomplice. Becker, who is ill throughout the film, receives good health after each sacrifice.

Regarding its physical form, Signal Horizon states the moth aspect of the creature symbolises rebirth and death, which reflects its powerful presence throughout the film in sacrificing and rewarding its accomplices.

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Twitter loves the No One Gets Out Alive monster

As fans watch the latest Netflix release, some took to social media to credit those who designed the creature:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.