Enter Nowhere

2011

Enter Nowhere

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Three strangers in a mysterious predicament struggle to find a way out in this mind-bending thriller. One-by-one, they found their lives in peril. Now, the immediate danger has passed, but a strange new dilemma has emerged in its place. Arriving at a secluded cabin in the forest, the three strangers (Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton, and Katherine Waterston) struggle to survive while realizing their lives are interconnected. Now, in order to get out of the predicament alive, they will have to journey straight into the dark heart of an unrelenting nightmare.

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Critic Reviews for Enter Nowhere

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  • The plot is structured to keep the audience guessing, and it does take the trio and the story to imaginative places.

    Feb 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Has a nice Twilight Zone-style vibe to it, yet the story tips its hand too soon, thanks to some clues that might as well have been lit by neon signs.

    Apr 17, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Enter Nowhere

  • May 09, 2016
    Some films, especially independant ones, seem to have good ideas, but they move so slowly, that one may be tempted to turn it off before it's over. If you did that while watching this film, you missed out on one hell of an ending, that just brought everything together in a way that made the slow start a simple afterthought. One chilly morning, Samantha (Kathrine Waterston) wakes up in her disabled car, on a deserted dirt road. As she goes to find help, she discovers a small cabin, and meets Tom (Scott Eastwood) a man who also became stranded in the woods. Eventually the pair is joined by a third person, who is lost in the woods, and after figuring out how they were going to survive, they decide to go for help, only to learn that every direction leads them right back to the cabin. The conversations about their situation and the search for supplies take up much of the film and are quite boring, but in the end you'll see that they were a necessary set-up to an unbelievably good ending. Scott Eastwood stars and makes a strong case for the theory that performance skills may in fact be hereditary. In this low budget thriller, he is paired with two very experienced indie actresses, who show that they are more than capable of starring in bigger and better things, in particular, Kathrine Waterston, who played the calm and reserved Samantha. Enter Nowhere is honestly hard to sit through, as for a long time it seems to be going nowhere. If you're a patient person, who loves a good story, the ending of this film, makes it all worth while, but if you're not the most patient person, you probably won't make it through this one.
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2013
    Enter Nowhere is one of the most original takes on the cabin in the woods theme I've seen in awhile, where three young adults find themselves stranded. The film moves at a steady pace as the story's many layers begin to unfold, I was transfixed with every passing minute. The poster makes it look like just another generic killer in the woods, slasher flick but it's the opposite and it's so much better for it. The film is more of a psychological/thriller and a very suspenseful one at that and is far more brilliant than most of the nonsense thrown in theaters these days. Enter Nowhere is one of the most pleasant surprise finds of 2012! Sara Paxton impresses me more and more with her film choices and I have to say that this is her most ambitious film to date. She gives a cheeky, disarming performance as Jody, who stumbles onto the cabin after her boyfriend kicks her out of the car. I think this is one of her best performances and the most layered. Katherine Waterston was also quite good and I fond her performance to be absorbing, she also had this vulnerability and innocence about her that you cared about her story. She plays Samantha, who wanders aimlessly to the cabin after her car breaks down and her husband never came back for help. Scott Eastwood, who is the son of the living legend Clint Eastwood, was pretty good and has this quite confidence about him that is pretty similar to his dad's. He plays Tom, who has already been stranded at the cabin for a couple of days after he gets in a car wreck. The way these characters intersect was just clever and thought provoking. Director, Jack Heller makes a gem of a debut and creates a spooky, Twilight Zone atmosphere right out of a blurred nightmare. I'm so impressed and shocked that this is his first movie, as he has already outdone himself. Can't wait to see his next film and hopefully just as ingenious effort. Writers Shawn Christensen and Jason Dolan show great potential and I hope to see more great stories from them like this breath of fresh air. Overall, if you are expecting blood, guts and scares look elsewhere, but if you want an atmospheric film, with a suspenseful story that is character driven and thought provoking, which is a rarity in this genre, then enter this cabin. Satisfying thriller! 7.5 out of 10
    Matt S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2012
    Should have just made this an episode of Twilight Zone...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 19, 2012
    Note: Below I genre classify Enter Nowhere as an occult film. The word, "occult" has come to be synonymous with "satanism." It should be acknowledged however, that the term actually describes hidden or secret "knowledge" beyond the range of that which can be understood by use of the scientific method (i.e. occult assertions are untestable.) Occult phenomenon include the paranormal, the supernatural, magic, spiritualism, alchemy, ESP, divination, etc, in other words, the metaphysical, or the "science" of that which cannot be quantified or measured, as opposed to academic, or natural sciences. <B><I>ENTER NOWHERE</I> (2011)</B> WRITTEN BY: Shawn Christensen, Jason Dolan DIRECTED BY: Jack Heller FEATURING: Scott Eastwood, Katherine Waterston, Shaun Sipos. Christopher Denham, Leigh Lezark, Jesse Perez GENRE: <B>OCCULT PUZZLER, HORROR</B> TAGS: mystery, thriller PLOT:<B> In an isolated cabin, four stranger's fates depend upon whether or not they can solve a bizarre, unnatural conundrum.</B> COMMENTS: Once again, Lion's Gate has saved the day by picking up a high quality, independent effort for mainstream distribution. This time, it's a small budget film shot on Long Island with Sarah Paxton, Scott Eastwood, and Katherine Waterston. The solid performances and clever plot fully warrant Lion's Gate's backing. When three strangers with wildly varying backgrounds find themselves stranded at a shanty in the woods, they assume that each others presence is coincidental. But as a series of disturbing evens unfolds, it gradually becomes apparent that there is some sort of morbid, horrifying design to the situation. Worse, the travelers can't seem to leave or even agree on basic facts. Journeying in circles, unable to find geographic landmarks twice in a row, and enduring extremes in weather and temperature, the trio is running out of food, water, time, and ideas for extracting themselves from their predicament. Until a fourth participant discovers the cabin, that is, and he has an agenda that is at best, unsavory. While enter nowhere is a psychological thriller which takes place in one location with a focus on dialogue over action, it's tense and engrossing. The cabin and the surrounding woods are creepy, ala The Evil Dead, and the plot steadily mounts a foreboding aura of dread and inevitable doom.The fun of puzzlers such as Enter Nowhere is trying to figure out what's happening, and we do so in real time, along with the central characters who don't know anything more than we do about the situation. I know what you're thinking. Enter Nowhere is another Saw, or maybe one of endless variations on An Occurrence at Owl Creek bridge, ala Jacob's Ladder, or Dead And Buried. Wrong! Every time you think you've figured out the riddle and solution, Enter Nowhere contorts and twists, heading off in an unexpected direction. The story is fresh and completely unpredictable. Enter Nowhere was shot on a small budget, but is professionally filmed and edited, with solid acting. It is a modest budget production, but not a low budget movie. Enter Nowhere is one of the most cleverly constructed puzzlers I've seen yet, and it not only held my attention, but had me tearing the threads out of my seat cushion in nervousness and consternation.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer

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