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Stay Alive (2006)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 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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... Hutch
... Abigail
... Swink
... Phineus
... Detective Thibodeaux
... Loomis Crowley
... October
... Miller Banks
... Rex
Nicole Oppermann ... Sarah
Monica Monica ... Mrs. Crowley
... Detective King
Billy Louviere ... Fidget
... Young Rookie (as Richey Nash)
... Countess
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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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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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Death Game  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,726,406, 26 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,086,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,105,095, 12 July 2006
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2.35 : 1
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This was Hollywood Pictures' first film in five years to be released and and It was also Disney's only slasher film. See more »

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When everyone first boots up the game and Swink puts on his gaming glove, he puts it on his right hand. Yet, when the group is customizing their characters, the camera switches to a close-up of his controller, and the glove is now on his left hand. In the following shot, the glove is back on his right hand. See more »

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Phineus Bantum: Miller, man, you in those tunnels again? All the doors are locked.
Miller Banks: Well, now they're open and I'm exploring, tearin' shit up... ownin' fools.
October Bantum: Ownin' fools?
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References Area 51 (2005) 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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Good Concept, Lazy Execution
7 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Stay Alive is a new game in which you have to stay alive or suffer the consequences in real life, it's a pretty cool concept and one that could have been executed way better than it actually was.

Surprisingly the film is far less cheesy than i figured it would be, the cast are quite convincing, albeit as pretty shallow characters and the direction, editing and general production are adequate enough. What let it down was the way it sets out the rules and then picks which ones it will follow depending on what stage the story was at, contriving every step of the way to make it fit.

It was mildly entertaining to watch and there is a decent sense of tension throughout, although the scares were all a bit cheap and clichéd, and it definitely didn't need the twist at the end, i hope it's not a setup for a sequel.

5/10


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