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Countdown

  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • 2019
  • Justin Dec
  • 90 mins
  • 15

Summary

When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Fond memories of The Ring and Final Destination franchises loom large over writer/director Justin Dec's bland jump-scare fest. People use the Countdown app to find out the precise time of their death for fun. But it's no joke, as rookie nurse Quinn Harris (appealing Elizabeth Lail) learns after unexplained fatalities convince her she really only has three days left to live; the lone chance of beating her own death clock is to break the supernatural digital curse driving the demonic download. An intriguing Urban Legend premise flatlines swiftly into an unimaginative fright flick overloaded with dodgy boogeymen, insipid Grim Reaper visuals, misplaced comic relief (a kooky priest with a communion wafer addiction), a tiresome #MeToo subplot and a satanic ritual straight out of Hammer Horror. Nothing really makes sense, even by the movie's own crazed rules with the uninspired ending adding further resignation.

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Credits

Cast

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Quinn HarrisElizabeth Lail
Father JohnP J Byrne
DerekTom Segura
Matt MonroeJordan Calloway
JordanTalitha Bateman
Dr SullivanPeter Facinelli

Crew

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DirectorJustin Dec

Details

Theatrical distributor
STX International
Released on
2019-10-25
Languages
English | Latin
Guidance
Violence
Formats
Colour
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