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Stay Alive: Unrated Director's Cut

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Stay Alive

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/24/06
performer:
Jon Foster, Frankie Muniz, Sophia Bush, Adam Goldberg
director:
William Brent Bell
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures, Hollywood Pictures
author:
William Brent Bell
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C+

In Stay Alive, young gamers initiate a killer videogame by chanting its creepy opening ”Prayer of Elizabeth,” which dooms them all: When you die virtually, you die for real, too. The game/real-life melding is inventive but has holes, as one character survives ”Game Over.” Some special effects resonate (that crippled zombie spider crawling across a wall is très freaky), but the bloody shears-and-chains horror is nothing new.

EXTRAS A commentary from the filmmakers reveals standard behind-the-scenes tidbits.