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Topic: Refrigerator Escape
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Aug 28, 2018 11:43AM)
Hi All:

Still trying to work out an effect for my new novel. Had asked earlier about escaping a morgue drawer and got some good suggestions, but I need to refine it a bit. Seems it might be similar to escaping from an old style latch door refrigerator--escaping cold (sorry!) without prepreping.

Any help on this or pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated as always.

Thanks much!

gary
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Aug 28, 2018 04:13PM)
Is it for a magical effect, or is it a deathtrap? My answer will be different depending.
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Aug 28, 2018 04:18PM)
Not really magic although any escape skills could be used. It's for my novel's protagonist who is accidently locked in while eluding some people.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Aug 28, 2018 11:10PM)
Have him peal out the insulation from the back section, then unscrew the back panel. In reality that would not work, but it will do for fiction.
Message: Posted by: Riley (Sep 2, 2018 09:18AM)
Mortuary refrigerators usually have a safety push button door release on the inner surface of the door, to prevent maintenance technician accidental lock-in.

Riley
Message: Posted by: imgic (Dec 12, 2018 09:21PM)
[quote]On Aug 28, 2018, Cliffg37 wrote:
Have him peal out the insulation from the back section, then unscrew the back panel. In reality that would not work, but it will do for fiction. [/quote]

Or have him break open front interior panel of the door. He’d then be able to unscrew the latch from the inside.

Otherwise might be able to “loid” the latch...slipping thin piece of celluloid or metal through the seal and pushing the latch back until door opens.
Message: Posted by: Riley (Dec 13, 2018 06:43AM)
As I said above....you cannot be accidentally locked in a mortuary refrigerator.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Dec 27, 2018 09:02PM)
"Touched by an Angle" had a guy in Wisconsin escape from a refrigerator at the bottom of a swimming pool.