Stay Alive parents guide

Stay Alive

Overall D

We've all been told playing violent video games can have far reaching consequences, but in this film, a little time with the box can leave you the victim of a bloody fatality that mimics the pixilated imaginations of the game's creator.

Release date March 23, 2006

Violence D
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is Stay Alive rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Stay Alive PG-13 for horror violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexual and drug content.

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Stay Alive
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Stay Alive rated PG-13? Stay Alive is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for horror violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexual and drug content.

This typical teen horror movie features many “jump scenes,” scary sound effects, and gruesome images. Scenes of people and corpses covered in blood are common, as are brief instances of violent acts involving knives, air powered nail guns, and vehicles. Occult themes are also evident, with the plot involving a ghost who is haunting the characters (one of which is heavily into “Goth” culture). One male character is a chain cigarette smoker, and another female character tries to light a cigarette but is interrupted. A woman hanging by her feet reveals her abdomen when her shirt slides down, and another couple is briefly seen in a sexual position—no explicit nudity is seen in either situation. Moderate profanities are numerous, along with many terms of Christian deity and a sexual expletive.

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Stay Alive
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes, Violence
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes
Manitoba 14A Not recommended for children, Violence.Frightening Scenes-----
Ontario 14A
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Stay Alive is directed by and stars Sophie Bush, Jon Foster.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Stay Alive movie is September 18, 2006. Here are some details…

In an attempt to breathe more moneymaking potential into Stay Alive, the horror film is being marketed in two DVD editions. The first is the Theatrical Release in full screen; the other is an Unrated Director’s Cut in widescreen. Both versions offer commentary by the filmmaker, a visual effects reel and some interactive bonus menus. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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Other movies where the game becomes reality include Jumanji and Zathura.