COUNTDOWN – “Tacky teen horror”

Countdown

RATING

DIRECTOR

Justin Dec

STARRING

  • Elizabeth Lail as Quinn Harris
  • Jordan Calloway as Matt Monroe
  • Talitha Bateman as Jordan Harris
  • Tichina Arnold as Nurse Amy
  • J. Byrne as Father John
  • Peter Facinelli as Dr. Sullivan
  • Anne Winters as Courtney
  • Tom Segura as Derek

SYNOPSIS

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

REVIEW SUMMARY

Countdown, or as some are calling it: "the haunted app movie," ultimately amounts to tacky teen horror that nearly becomes instantly forgettable the moment it ends. And it’s a shame, seeing as how the premise could have made for a rather thrilling movie-going experience along the lines of other “cheating death” films the likes of Final Destination. Unfortunately, this movie only cheats you out of your money. And with everything from plot to tension (on any level) falling majorly flat here, we are left with a subpar movie that doesn't really know what it wants to be. Is it to be taken seriously? Played for laughs? It appears the filmmakers wanted it both ways, but achieved neither. If only there was an app to erase this whole thing from existence..

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