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Stay Alive (2006)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 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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William Brent Bell

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Foster ... Hutch
Samaire Armstrong ... Abigail
Frankie Muniz ... Swink
Jimmi Simpson ... Phineus
Wendell Pierce ... Detective Thibodeaux
Milo Ventimiglia ... Loomis Crowley
Sophia Bush ... October
Adam Goldberg ... Miller Banks
Billy Slaughter ... Rex
Nicole Oppermann Nicole Oppermann ... Sarah
April Wood April Wood ... Loretta
Monica Monica Monica Monica ... Mrs. Crowley
Rio Hackford ... Detective King
Billy Louviere Billy Louviere ... Fidget
J. Richey Nash ... 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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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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Trivia

Although 'Entertainment Weekly' issued a D- rating for the theatrical release of Stay Alive, the Director's Cut garnered a respectable C+ rating. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 7 mins) When Hutch shoves Abigail into the crypt and closes the door, there is no artificial light source. After Hutch fends off the phantom carriage and enters the crypt, there is still no artificial light source. Upon pushing the lid of the sarcophagus open, there is still no artificial light source. When the camera pans back out to them pushing the lid, a lantern appears out of nowhere and is lit. See more »

Quotes

Miller Banks: [snorting cocaine] Ooh, fuck, that burns!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Stay Alive Phelous (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Dreams
Written by Graham Russell
Produced by John Frizzell and Frederik Wiedmann
Performed by Jess Harnell
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fun movie with great graphics and scary scenes
16 April 2006 | by bigtronSee all my reviews

Overall the movie is well done, the ghost are scary without having to show a lot and the acting are generally OK. What really gets me is the script. How they always manage to make the characters so stupid is beyond me. It one thing watching a char die because of the circumstance but watching a char die because of his/her own stupidity is another. It just makes the audience feel cheated and resentful to the characters. Its a shame that horror flick cannot be more intelligent. 'The Ring' was great and it looks like a great beginning for the new age of scary, intelligent movies but this movie push the genre back a few notches.

Basically there should be 2 types of scary movie, 1) intelligent ones and 2) stupid but with lot of T&A. This movie is stupid without the T&A (replaced by really nicely rendered video game scenes). guess that is not enough to please the audience.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,726,406, 26 March 2006

Gross USA:

$23,086,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,298,695
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Director's Cut) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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