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  2. Negative: 43 out of 84

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  1. Feb 24, 2013
    Stay Alive was decent, it was a unique story but still fairly predictable. It lacked a lot of the eye candy and cheesy jokes you expect in this type of film. I think the director was expecting people to take this seriously, but it's far from being the exorcist.
  2. Jun 12, 2011
    Stay Alive did a better job then I thought it would but it left a whole lot of questions. One being why in the heck did an evil ghost woman come back in the form of a video game to kill people? This is never even addressed apparently she just looked down from her tower and said "well all the young kids are into the videa games I guess thats as good a way to kill them as any" The other thing is at the end how the game imitates real life. I just can't believe malcom in the middle drops a crow bar in the game and it appears in life. Another problem with the movie is who the hell named these people? With great names like Hutch, October, Swink and Phineus. This group of friends had the worst parents ever. Another issue was the romance between Abby and Hutch. It seemed very forced and really stupid. The last problem was after the characters figured out that if they die in the game they die in real life they make the logical choice to just stop playing the game. So the movie comes out and just says "no, you stop I will just play for you. Yeah that will work" Through out the movie it seemed very forced and just hard to believe. Not the worst horror movie around but there are far better options out there to watch instead. Expand
  3. Apr 22, 2011
    An unforgettably and unforgivably terrible film. It is completely laughable, and is a pathetic horror turn with a dimwitted plot, terrible acting and irritating direction.

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 11 out of 17
  1. 50
    Horror buffs looking for a novel twist on genre formulas should look elsewhere, but this body-count potboiler about a sinister video game and the poor dopes who make the mistake of playing it is the movie equivalent of junk food: It's not good, but it's predictable and even satisfying, in a low-expectations way.
  2. A passable horror-thriller for the young crowd, assuming a movie can lure them away from PlayStations.
  3. There's a fascinating and terrifying story to be told about Elizabeth Bathory, the dramatically depraved 17th century sadist known as the Blood Countess.....This ain't it.