Stay Alive (film) After the mysterious, brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of Stay Alive, an ultra-realistic 3-D videogame based on the spine-chilling story of a 17th century noblewoman known as “The Blood Countess.” The gamers don’t know anything about the game other than they are not supposed to have it, and they are dying to play it. Not able to resist temptation, the group begins to play the grisly game and soon a chilling connection is made—they are each being murdered one-by-one in the same method as the character they played in the game. As the line between the game world and the real world disappears, the teens must find a way to defeat the vicious and mercilous Blood Countess, all the while trying to stay alive. A Hollywood Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment production. Directed by William Brent Bell. Released on March 24, 2006. Stars Jon Foster (Hutch MacNeil), Samaire Armstrong (Abigail), Frankie Muniz (Swink Sylvania), Sophia Bush (October Bantum), Jimmi Simpson (Phineus Bantum), Adam Goldberg (Miller), Milo Ventimiglia (Loomis Crowley). 86 min. Filmed in CinemaScope in New Orleans (just before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina).