Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


STAY ALIVE (2006). Director: William Blake Bell.

A group of young people playing a video game called Stay Alive, discover that if you die in the game, you will die the same way in real life. Somehow the spirit of countess Elizabeth Bathory (who was the subject of the film Countess Dracula), who murdered dozens of women because she believed she could stay young by bathing in the blood of virgins, has taken over the game which her activities inspired and its players are dying one by one. There are some interesting ideas in this fair-to-middling horror flick, but they don't always jell, and it all has the look of a TV show. It's one of those movies where the filmmakers feel that if they're throwing a bloodied corpse at you every twenty minutes or so it doesn't matter if the darn thing makes sense or not. The movie is well-acted, however, by a capable young cast who will hopefully go on to better things. The old countess is given a creepy and credible make up job.

Verdict: Watch Countess Dracula instead. **1/2.

1 comment:

watch movie said...

The movie is not bad one. I will give it rating of 7 out of 10. It is not very much scary one but still it was enjoyable. It is fair to watch this movie atleat once..