Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|How many nails must be hammered into Bathory's body to return her soul to the body?||Stay Alive
Three. One nail must go in the head, the second must go into the heart, and the third must go elsewhere in order to pin her soul to her body. Before Hutch finishes this, Abigail plays an innocent game of 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not' and irresponsibly uses her remaining rose. The Blood Countess takes notice of this and chains her up while threatening her with shears. Hutch finishes his deed and Abigail is left hanging, but the Blood Countess ends up waking up. Hutch takes his laptop out of his bag and points its reflective surface at Bathory's face to make her angry (remember, the glass would have broken, the case was silver). He then sets her on fire to burn her blood. Unfortunately, the tower door is locked, and he's stuck in the tower with her, forced to face his past. At that moment, Swink bursts the door open carrying a rose bush (the one he landed on while being chased by the Blood Countess), and he, Hutch and Abigail escape with their lives, having beaten the game.
In the end, the "Stay Alive" video game is now arriving in stores, and people all over the world have begun playing it.
|Is the torture chamber found in the basement of the house?||Stay Alive
No. After losing contact with Swink and finding his character dead in the game, Hutch and Abigail rush to the graveyard and make their way to the tower. They end up in the same place that Miller did containing the torture chamber. Suddenly, they're followed by zombie girls (victims of Bathory's massacres), but Abigail thinks quickly and uses some spare roses to get rid of them temporarily. When they arrive at the torture chamber, Hutch begins to head to the tower, but Abigail is locked out of it. He leaves her with a rose for protection while he finishes the job.
|Who plays the game while the others investigate Bathory's plantation?||Stay Alive
Swink. Swink searches the internet and finds the company that made the game. When they arrive, they realize that it's identical to the plantation in the game (complete with a graveyard, torture chamber, and tower). Swink decides to play the game while the others search for answers in order to make sure that they aren't ambushed or killed themselves. While Abigail searches the house, she finds the hidden attic and Bathory's diary (containing that poem from the game), but she is cornered by the Blood Countess. Swink calls Hutch on his cell phone and manages to help him (by dropping items in the game and having them appear in real life), and Abigail is saved.
Suddenly, the doors of the van slam shut and Swink is cut off from the game. He breaks a window just in time to save his character from being run over by the horse-drawn carriage, but he's chased down the road by the real thing. He lands in a bush and the Blood Countess steps out of the carriage.
|What does Phin's sister try to use to defeat the Blood Countess?||Stay Alive
A nail gun. The cops go to Hutch's house, so they flee to Loomis' house to search for clues. While doing this, they find October's character in the game and realize that she's walking through the neighbourhood. October spots The Blood Countess in a renovated house and decides to get revenge on her for killing her brother. She loads a nail gun and attempts to shoot her, but The Blood Countess is just a ghost. The others arrive too late and find October nearly dead.
October. October is the dark, goth girl of the movie, and she's the one who manages to research most of the information about Elizabeth Bathory. When Phineus is found dead, she is outraged since she has no-one else in the world.
Meanwhile at the spot where Phin was killed, Hutch tries to explain the 'you die in the game, you die for real' theory, but the cops find it far-fetched. One even decides to play the game himself. He doesn't get very far before Hutch stops him. The cop goes to a video game store to find if "Stay Alive" is a real game, but it isn't. When he gets into his car, he's killed by the Blood Countess as well. The police decide to go after the others since they're connected to all of the murders.
|What material can give a reflection of the Blood Countess?||Stay Alive
Silver. Phineus decides to play the game on his own for a while when the others are too shaken up about Miller's death, and he finds a horse-drawn carriage in the courtyard in front of the house in the game. Clearly, the one inside the carriage is the Blood Countess. He tries to look at it with a mirror but it cracks. This is because the Blood Countess doesn't want to look at herself as an old woman (she is obsessed with preserving her youth). Luckily, Phin is able to look at her reflection on the silver backing of his mirror. He pauses the game before his fate can be discovered, but he never returns because he is run over by a horse-drawn carriage.
He's stabbed with shears. While playing the game as a group, Hutch, Swink, Miller, Phineus, Abigail, and October make their way through a graveyard infested with crazy, evil child zombies. Miller decides to split off from the group in order to protect himself and he finds a secret passage to a torture chamber. He manages to run out of roses at the wrong moment and the Blood Countess gets him. The gang calls it a night and Miller (via an Internet link) tells the group that he's done. As he's leaving the office, the Blood Countess kills him in the same way she did in the game.
|What type of plant will protect players from the Blood Countess?||Stay Alive
Roses. The players begin the game by reciting a poem from a diary and they choose their characters. They are also told that the game is based on the life of Elizabeth Bathory, who massacred many young girls in order to preserve her own youth, and was known as the Blood Countess. In the beginning, they find their first enemy and defeat it to find a rose. They are then told that this rose will temporarily protect them from enemies and evil; even from the Blood Countess.
Miller. Loomis is actually Hutch's friend (who is almost like a brother to him) whom he lived with after the fire. Loomis is a video game tester, and he is the Blood Countess' first victim of the movie. In the game "Stay Alive", he walks into a room to find two people massacred, and the Blood Countess manages to hang him from a balcony. The same thing manages to happen to Loomis and his roommate after he loses the game.
She was in a fire. Throughout the movie, Hutch has to deal with his emotional past, involving his father setting fire to his house while he and his mother were inside. Luckily, he was saved by a firefighter, but his mother wasn't so lucky. In order to defeat Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess, one has to stab her with three nails, then set fire to her body.
Hutch, Abigail and Swink. King was killed by having his jaw ripped open. Of the trio that lived, Swink got lucky, he landed in a rose bed, which repelled the Countess. Hutch killed the Countess by nailing the three nails into her body, then setting her to flames. Abigail was tied up by the Countess but managed to escape.
the twig of a wild rose. After saying this, Phin replied with "That is what happens when you read too much goth chick lit." October said that the "undead can't cross the twig of a wild rose" when the group was playing the game Stay Alive.
Hollywood Pictures. This was Hollywood Pictures' first movie in five years, their last one being "Just Visiting". They have produced a bunch of movies. Some of their credits are: "The Sixth Sense", "G.I. Jane", "Evita" and "Arachnophobia".
Fire. Hutch was afraid of fire because, earlier on in the movie, there was a flashback sequence where we saw young Hutch sitting in a room which was on fire. His dad purposely set the house on fire, killing Hutch's mother. He got over it by setting fire to the Countess.
Profanity. This was relevant because toward the end of the movie, Swink cursed, which I guess made him feeble-minded. Swink said this the day after playing the game for the first time. He said that "profanity is for the feeble-minded" to Phin.
|"Come to me, clouds. May you rise as an evil storm born to rip them open. Let the cover of night bear witness and destroy those who resist so they shall harm me not. Let the blood of many cleanse me, preserving beauty eternal, I pray you." Who said this?||Can you "Stay Alive"?
Swink, October, Phineus, Hutch, Abigail and Miller. This prayer allowed the Blood Countess to live and rise again. They all said this after October mentioned they should try saying the prayer out loud. This prayer was important because without it, the Blood Countess wouldn't have tried to kill the players and the game wouldn't have started.
Loomis, Rex and Sarah. Loomis was hung from a light after breaking a second-story barrier. Rex and Sarah were slaughtered and hung upside down from hooks. Rex was wearing a pig mask when he was killed.
Blood Countess. The Blood Countess did have a name. Her name was Elizabeth Bathory. She was killed in the 17th century and was buried alive in the tower of her estate in the Geronge Plantation. She would kill girls so she could stay young. Her soul was put into a game, and anytime someone would read the prayer she would be resurrected.
In the rated version of the film, the term 'Blood Countess' was never heard.
Jon Foster. Jon Foster played Hutch O'Neill. He was the main character of this film. He was the one who was friends with Loomis - the third character killed. He was the one who suggested playing the game and the one who finished the game. Foster was born August 3, 1984 in Iowa. He was in the movie "Life as a House" and "The Door in the Floor". He was on the short lived series "Life as We Know It" and had a guest appearance on the show "Law and Order: SVU".
Ben Foster was originally going to play Hutch, but gave it to his brother, Jon, instead. Frankie Muniz played Swink, Adam Goldberg played Miller, and Jimmi Simpson played Phineas or Phin.