Stay Alive In Stay Alive , young gamers initiate a killer videogame by chanting its creepy opening "Prayer of Elizabeth," which dooms them all: When you die… Stay Alive In Stay Alive , young gamers initiate a killer videogame by chanting its creepy opening "Prayer of Elizabeth," which dooms them all: When you die…
DVD Review

Stay Alive: Unrated Director's Cut (2006)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Sep 19, 2006; DVD Release Date: Sep 19, 2006; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Horror; With: Jon Foster and Frankie Muniz; Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures and 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.

Originally posted Oct 24, 2006 Published in issue #904 Oct 27, 2006 Order article reprints
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