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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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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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Play It To Death. See more »

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

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24 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,168 (South Africa) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

$47,168 (South Africa) (17 November 2006)
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Trivia

Steve Zahn was originally cast as Miller, but at the last second Adam Goldberg was cast in the role. See more »

Goofs

When Hutch and Abigail go to Loomis' house after Fin's death, the shirt of a crew member can be seen to the left of the screen as they are walking back down the driveway. See more »

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[Phineus licks Swink's controller and hands it to him]
Swink Sylvania: Dude...
Phineus Bantum: Put your hands on it.
Swink Sylvania: That's disgusting...
Phineus Bantum: Touch it.
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References Steamboy (2004) See more »

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Sweet Dreams
Written by Graham Russell
Produced by John Frizzell and Frederik Wiedmann
Performed by Jess Harnell
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Stay Alive
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stay Alive follows a group of twentysomethings as they uncover an evil video game, titled Stay Alive, that sends a nasty "Blood Countess" to kill its players in real life when they die within the game. The film isn't frequently scary, as most of the gore has obviously (and haphazardly) been hacked and edited down so that the film would receive a PG-13 rating. I still, to this day, will never understand why filmmakers allow their creations to be stripped and retooled for the sake of a rating. Much of the impact of what would have been the gruesome scenes in Stay Alive are diminished to brief flashes that don't even register as images. A bit of the language has been edited down as well, which is just plain ludicrous and silly. Guys and girls in their 20s don't exclaim "fudge" when they're scared. They just don't. The filmmakers must know this. Oddly enough, even through all of the negatives that the film has stacked up against it, I still enjoyed watching the film. While the supporting cast is not worth mentioning, the film's star, Jon Foster, from the short-lived television show Life as We Know It, shows real talent, which is good since he carries the entire film. The film also does a good job of not depending on it's video game content, while utilizing it very well to create atmosphere and mood. And yes, when the "Blood Countess" finally gets enough screen time to be creepy, and the film works towards its fairly potent climax, I was engrossed and happy. The film is deeply flawed, but entertaining nonetheless.


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