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A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Emma Caulfield Ford,
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
The tattoo on October's arm always stay on the same arm but in every scene that we see it, the tattoo changes position on arm. Near the start of the movie the tattoo is in the center of her arm on the underside, a few shots later the tattoo has moved a few inches off to the side. See more »
You know what they say- you play the game too long, you start seeing shit and having seizures.
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DVD is 100 min Unrated Director's Cut, versus the theatrical 85 min release. This alternate version includes a new character and subplot. It also features graphic nudity and more gore. See more »
Films like this get pounded by the critics as unimaginative, but them often achieve high viewer ratings on IMDb. This movie suffers low ratings in both spheres but is making money. Lots of it.
The genre demands predictability: some kids die, some survive (always including and often just a boy-girl pair), and at the end, the very end we see how the evil has survived to threaten the exiting audience.
I'll tell you why I went to see it, because I like movies where the "movie within" overlaps in some way with the containing movie. In this case, its a video game; same same. Some viewers compare this to "Jumanji," but in that case, the players enter the game, a fantasy world. In this case, the game enters the real world, more in the "Ringu" fashion.
Is it scary? Are any of these? Who cares? What I care about is whether the folding is done coolly, like in "eXistenZ." And whether the characters are as clever as the fold. A couple of these guys were fun, but typically the girls were clones.
I saw this with "I, Madman." Similar values: clever fold, boring presentation.
Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.
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