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Stay Alive 2006

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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And last but not least. The DVD release contains a GIANT bong hit, a whole lot more gore, some boobs, and a HELL OF A LOT MORE SWEARING!

It was engrossing, well developed and at times very creepy. Gamers will love it. Others will likely enjoy it if they can suspend their disbeleif.

TO BE EDITED.

Stay Alive is a surprisingly better than expected movie that entertains just barely enough. This movie is not well written or directed, but it is actually cleaver and quite fun. The cast of young talents are good considering the lazy dialogue they have to say, Frankie Munez is the only bad one in the bunch, he's simply awful. The film is not gory or violent(per se), it's just a shockingly decent amount of fun, with good "video game" graphics.
I feel really dumb giving this a fresh review, but I actually found the movie to be kind of creepy and interesting. I don't know maybe it's just, because I was in a good mood when I saw it. But I liked it.
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Son of Frankenstein - Another good Frankenstein movie. Not as good as The Bride, or the original, but still enjoyable and very much worth watching. Basil Rathbone has been in a lot of the older movies I've watched recently, and I really like the guys performances. He's perfect for this role.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) - My first Erol Flyn movie. He's very charismatic in this role and carries the entire movie on his back easily. Basil Rathbone as Guy Gisborne is also very good. It's an exciting and well-told version of the classic story, but isn't anything really special.

United 93 - I'm really not sure what the point of making this movie was. It doesn't tell the story in an interesting way. It doesn't attempt to provoke sympathy. It's a very objective movie that lets us look at the events of September 11th from multiple sides. I didn't enjoy it. It didn't move me in any way. It was rather pointless.

Madagascar - I'm not a fan of Chris Rock at all, and his voice grated on me throughout this movie. The story was also very predictable and stale, and the characters and voices did not help it any. The animation was kinda neat and there are a few funny parts, but most of the movie is boring and stupid.

Stay Alive - A movie about a video game who kills the people who play it, like some sort of pixelated version of The Ring, was a bad idea from the moment the idea was written. The movie does not have any new ideas, any interesting kills, or any likable characters. The video game in the movie looks horrible as well. Stupid Stupid Stupid.


Dear God, what a horrible movie! I didn't stay alive through the first twenty minutes before deciding to turn this one off. I HATED, absolutely HATED this movie. The beginning was annoying as all hell and the characters were just pathetic. Lame, lame, lame. Thankfully I got to see it for free. This is only the second time I've ever given a movie a zero score, but this movie certainly earned it. God, what a piece of shit.
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It's premise brings something new to the teen horror flick genre but Stay Alive pretty much fails to scare or even send chills down my spine. About the only thing that did make me cringe was the sub-par dialouge, messy plot, and the sweeping generalizations of today's gamer population.
Stay Alive tells us the story of a video game that acts somewhat like the famed video tape did in The Ring, in other words if it comes up on your TV screen you're gonna die. Only now - it's a game that's created by some evil spectre who wants more and more blood for reasons that I didnt pick up on during the running of the film. The "game" itself looks like a mix between the good ol' Resident Evil survival horror series and the arcade classic House of the Dead series.
The movie comes in at around maybe an hour and fifteen minutes (minus credit times) on the non directors cut version (if that version is longer), this happens to be one of the positives here. The film doesnt drag on and on boring the heck out of you with its plot and characters but instead moves it right along so it doesnt waste too much of your time.
Also it should be noted that if you're looking for a gore-fest, look somewhere else. Stay Alive comes in with a PG-13 rating but fails to use the effective scare tactics other great movies of the genre have without gore and tons of blood (i.e. The Ring and The Grudge).
Simply put - if you're like me and have Starz or any one of those other movie channels and it comes up while there's nothing better to do...go ahead and waste an hour or so of your life just to witness why director William Brent Bell will probably never make another movie.

Directed by William Brent Bell
Starring Jon Foster, Smaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson, Milo Ventimiglia, Sophia Bush, Adam Goldberg

A group of video game geeks who are lucky enough to have a life, suddenly find themselves killed the same way they died on a game called "Stay Alive." They have to ask themselves, how the hell is that possible? Enter Lady Bathory known by legend to have a bathtub of blood to keep herself from aging. You could consider her as the female version of Vlad the Impaler. Lady Bathory...video games, I just couldn't find any connection there. It is one of the most bizarre, really-pushing-the-level-of-horror-to-medocrity movie ever thought of. While this inane idea is really hard to swallow, the movie quite develops unusually well and becomes interestingly sinister. Why? Maybe because computer games are turning so freaky this might actually happen!

Best Scene: Madame Bathory in the house!
QUOTE: "Why do you have to bring that game to our lives, Hutch?"
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Much better than I expected. It kept me entertained throughout but I think one viewing was enough for me.


NOTE: This is based on the Director's Cut, if that makes a difference.
Starring: Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson, Wendell Pierce, Milo Ventimiglia, Adam Goldberg, and Sophia Bush.
Directed by William Brent Bell.
Written by William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman.
Rated PG-13 (for horror violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexual and drug content).
Running time approximately 1 hour 25 minutes.


What is even happening?

Really? The psychotic plantation owner from the video game with bad graphics is after them? Well, shit. Better run...far away from this movie. One of the most inept, boring and stupid films I've ever seen. I'm done. Zero Stars (out of ****) F
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