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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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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

(at around 26 mins) [director's cut only] The code to strip the zombie concubines naked that Swink uses is 'Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A.' Which is also the Konami Code, a.k.a. Konami Command and Contra Code. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the mansion is shown with Loomis playing. Later when the rest of the group plays, the layout of the mansion is completely different. Towards the end of the movie, the actual mansion Hutch and Abigail are in and the mansion Swink plays in the game are different from the others. The layout of the game mansion and the live mansion never match the previous. See more »

Quotes

October Bantum: Somebody ran my brother down in a horse-drawn carriage. I'm gonna find whoever did it, and hurt them.
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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

Referenced in Impossible Dreams (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Dreams
Written by Graham Russell
Produced by John Frizzell and Frederik Wiedmann
Performed by Jess Harnell
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Incredibly tame.
26 March 2006 | by OMGlolROTFLSee all my reviews

OK, so you know this movie is going to be cheesy before you even go see it. It's about a game that kills you if you die in it. I already knew that, but I was hoping to be at least entertained. First off, most of the acting was actually pretty good. Some of it was terrible, but I blame the script more than the actors, some of those lines were impossible to deliver realistically. The plot was ehh, well you already know the plot. It was not the strong point of the movie, to say the least. The thing that really bothered me was the fact that the movie cut away right before everyone got killed. I guess that's what happens when you make a PG-13 horror movie. I get the feeling this movie would have been a LOT better if they had just let it get an R rating, and include all of the violence. Violence doesn't necessarily make a good movie, but in this case, what else would you watch this movie for? It doesn't build tension very well, and is generally not very scary. The makeup for the countess looks pretty good, she is a creepy looking woman.

All together the movie wasn't terrible. It was at least entertaining to some extent. Don't expect to be scared unless you are a 14 year old girl. 4/10 stars.


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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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Runtime:

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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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