When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.


Justin Dec


Justin Dec
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Lail ... Quinn Harris
Jordan Calloway ... Matt Monroe
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Jordan Harris (as Talitha Bateman)
Peter Facinelli ... Dr. Sullivan
Dillon Lane ... Evan
Tichina Arnold ... Nurse Amy
Tom Segura ... Derek
Lana McKissack ... Rachel
Anne Winters ... Courtney
Matt Letscher ... Charlie
P.J. Byrne ... Father John (as PJ Byrne)
Valente Rodriguez ... Father David
Louisa Abernathy ... Mrs. Talbot
Charlie McDermott ... Scott
Jonny Berryman ... Jeff


In a teenage party, a group of friends download the app Countdown that predicts when the user will die. The teenager Courtney sees that she has just a couple of hours to live and does not accept the ride of her drunken boyfriend Evan. She walks home but she is killed by a supernatural creature when the timer in her cellphone reaches zero. Meanwhile Evan crashes his car at the same time of her death and he goes to a hospital where the nurse Quinn Harris works. Evan discloses that he is afraid to go into surgery since the app Countdown predicts that he will die at the same time of the surgery. The doctors and nurses of the hospital decide to download the app and Quinn learns that she has only three days of life. When Evan mysterious dies in an accident at the hospital, Quinn buys a new cellphone and finds that the app is also installed. When she meets Matt Monroe at the parking lot of the store, she learns that his death is predicted for a couple of hours before her and they team-up to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Death? There's an app for that. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Fun fact. When the app notifies the "victim," the scream you hear is from Bungie's game Destiny. It uses the scream of Omnigul. See more »


It is not possible to unlock a phone using dead man's eye (or photo, printout, screen etc). Applications check whether eye is real by analyzing its micro-movements. See more »


Father John: [from the trailer] All we have to do is beat the clock by one second.
Father John: If this is a curse, since they come from the devil and his demons than curses can be broken, all you have too do is prove the devil is a liar.
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Crazy Credits

The start and end credits have rolling text characters, which end up at the correct names. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Countdown (2019) See more »


We Bad, We Know
Written by Spencer Bastian (as William Spencer Bastian) and Samuel Martin
Performed by ZOI, BiFox
Courtesy of ZOI Music
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User Reviews

Definitely flawed but not completely awful
24 October 2019 | by GlarkCableSee all my reviews

What I liked:

  • interesting, original concept that feels strangely applicable to our modern society. Let's be honest: if we could really download an app like this, most people would.
  • decent acting.
  • surprisingly likeable and intelligent main character, which is kind of refreshing in this genre.
  • not particularly scary to me but probably pretty creepy to someone who scares easily. Which is a good thing.
  • no inconsistencies or plot holes I could find.

What I didn't like:
  • unnecessary romance is unnecessary.
  • the comic relief priest.
  • the weird sexual harassment subplot. I feel like they could've done without.
  • bit predictable at times, clichés throughout.
  • a couple of dumb jump scares.

Overall not a terrible experience. Probably don't care to watch it again but if you're in the mood for a fun horror flick this'll do just fine.

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Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Countdown See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,865,082, 27 October 2019

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