Countdown is looking to do for phones what The Ring did for video tapes 9 months ago

Countdown is looking to do for phones what The Ring did for video tapes

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It looks app-solutely terrifying.

Listen, okay... this isn't going to win any Oscars.

And not in a Hustlers, "Oh, this is surprisingly great, we had no idea, what a surprise!" kind of way.

No, this just looks like the kind of scary movie that makes for an absolutely perfect Friday night out, and sometimes that is exactly what you need in your life.

Countdown, apparently not a feature length movie version of that TV game show with the letters and the numbers, tells the story of a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail - the unlucky lady in the first season of You) 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 death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Yep, so it is a bit The Ring, a bit Final Destination, a bit Unfriended, but also a film about an actual killer app sounds vaguely original, so it is also a bit its own thing.

The movie also stars Anne Winters (13 Reasons Why), Peter Facinelli (Twilight), Charlie McDermott (The Middle), and P.J. Byrne (Big Little Lies), and comes from first time feature writer and director Justin Dec.

Considering the pretty impressive young cast he's got involved, there must be something in here that could mark it out as a potentially fun horror, and we are interested in finding out what exactly that thing is that seems to be hunting the cast down once they download the app. And why, exactly, some of them are given decades to live, but our lead nurse lady is given only two days.

If nothing else, we want answers!

Countdown is set to arrive in Irish cinemas on Friday 25 October, just in time for Halloween.

Clip via STX Entertainment

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