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Stay Alive (2006)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 24 March 2006 (USA)
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For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.

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Cast

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Detective Thibodeaux
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Loomis Crowley
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Rex
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Sarah
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Mrs. Crowley
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Detective King
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Fidget
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Young Rookie (as Richey Nash)
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Storyline

Loomis Crowley is testing the underground game Stay Alive with his friends Sarah and Rex. When the game is over, Loomis finds Rex and Sarah dead in their room, and he is pushed by a shadow from the staircase, breaking the banister and hanging the same way he died in the game. Loomis' sister, Emma, gives his game to his best friend, Hutch. They, and his friends Miller, Phineus with his sister October, Swink and Abigail play the game together. When Miller and Phineus die the same way they died in the game, the survivors disclose that the game is based on the life of the evil Countess Elizabeth Bathory. She was buried alive in the tower of her real state in the Geronge Plantation. With the police chasing them, and after the death of October, the survivors reach the house and try to find the corpse of the Countess to destroy her fiend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You Die In The Game - You Die For Real See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for horror violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexual and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Game  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,726,406 (USA) (24 March 2006)

Gross:

$23,078,294 (USA) (23 June 2006)
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Trivia

Video game reference: The old-fashioned camera that Abigail uses in the film is a reference to the popular "Fatal Frame" (known as "Rei Zero" in it's native Japan, and as "Project Zero" in Europe) series of horror/survival games, upon which the "Stay Alive" concept is partially based. See more »

Goofs

October finds a book called the "Malleus Demonium" and claims it's the Witches' Hammer. The ACTUAL Witches' Hammer is titled the "Malleus Maleficarum" See more »

Quotes

[simultaneously reading]
Swink SylvaniaOctober BantumPhineus BantumHutch O'NeillAbigailMiller Banks: Come to me, clouds. May you rise as an evil storm born to rip them open. Let the cover of night bear witness and destroy those who resist so they shall harm me not. Let the blood of many cleanse me, preserving beauty eternal, I pray you.
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Connections

References Fatal Frame (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Dreams
Written by Graham Russell
Produced by John Frizzell and Frederik Wiedmann
Performed by Jess Harnell
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User Reviews

 
Better than any of the "block busters" out at the mo...
3 August 2006 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

As a major horror game fan i loved the fact that this film included references to my favourites "fatal frame" (project zero over here in blighty!) and silent hill... so what if there's a couple of holes in the story? that just makes it even closer to a horror game! how many of you who have actually played silent hill or fatal frame can honestly say it made perfect sense? It just added to my enjoyment of the film, and pointing out similarities in the film from the games made me feel like a big fat nerd :0) but a happily entertained nerd! I liked that it wasn't a slash-em up gross out like the majority of horror films are now, and that the story was based on an actual legend (the story of Elizabeth Bathory, not the characters in the film). Overall, impressed, would recommend it, but not to wusses who get nightmares easily :0D


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