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Stay AliveIn Stay Alive, young gamers initiate a killer videogame by chanting its creepy opening ''Prayer of Elizabeth,'' which dooms them all:...Stay AliveHorrorPT85MPG-13In Stay Alive, young gamers initiate a killer videogame by chanting its creepy opening ''Prayer of Elizabeth,'' which dooms them all:...2006-10-25Sophia BushAdam GoldbergSophia Bush, Adam GoldbergBuena Vista Pictures, Hollywood Pictures
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Stay Alive

Genre: Horror; Starring: Jon Foster, Frankie Muniz, Sophia Bush, Adam Goldberg; Director: William Brent Bell; Author: William Brent Bell; Release Date Wide: 03/24/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 85; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures, Hollywood Pictures

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.

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