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10. No Exit
Sam: “Holmes built an apartment building in Chicago. They called it the ‘murder castle.’ The whole place was a death factory. They had trap doors, acid vats, quick-line pits…. He built these secret chambers - inside the walls.”
So you’re a young female, living alone in a crappy apartment. You hate it there. Lights randomly flicker. Electronics fuzz in and out. Unexplainable cracks appear in the walls and ceiling. And worse, you hear strange creaking and scratching coming from inside the walls. Little do you know that something evil is lurking there.
Such is the premise of the episode “No Exit.”
First of all, don’t watch this episode if you’re claustrophobic. The scenes where Dean and Jo are walking through those dark, tight spaces within the walls give me the creeps. Not to mention the metal cell Jo gets locked in, with the bloody scratches on the ceiling from a prior victim. Second of all, ectoplasm? That stuff is nasty, and creepy, like it has a life of its own.
But by far the scariest part of this episode has to be the glimpses of the spirit itself. Peeking through a hole in the wall, an unsuspecting victim sees an eye looking back at her, while another witnesses awful, filthy fingers suddenly reaching through the cracks of a vent. Not to mention the dirty, bearded mouth of the spirit whispering to Jo from just outside her prison.
Whether you like her character or not, Alona Tal did an excellent job conveying Jo’s bravery and terror in those scenes. This is not an episode I can watch before going to bed!
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