Countdown’s story is inspired by the early days of Internet

Remember the time when the Internet was young and people with money made websites that were sometimes just for fun? Like the one that predicted when a person would die? Well, someone took that seriously and now there’s a Hollywood horror film with precisely that concept. The film’s name is Countdown and its about  a young woman who finds out she has three days to live – via an app. Now, she has to figure out how  to survive. The final girl in this film is Elizabeth Lail.  Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne and Peter Facinelli star in the film. Of course, they made an app to promote the film and of course its becoming popular. Creating apps is pretty new for Hollywood horror movies.  Apple users can download the app here.

Here’s a link to the Countdown trailer:

I love it when someone brings tech into horror – something rare for Hollywood horror movies – because I think that’s the sub-genre that’s going to boom next, what with the insane number of gadgets that we nowadays use in our everyday life. Considering that there are few tech horror films coming out of Hollywood, this Hollywood Horror film is a welcome change. And if you think Bollywood hasn’t tried its hand at tech horror, you’re mistaken.

Neil Nitin Mukesh, who’s now coming out with a slasher flick titled Bypass Road, once upon a time starred in a film called 3G. That film was about his character buying a second hand phone that was seemingly haunted. Shreyas Talpade, for his part, lent his name to another Bollywood tech horror, Click. That film was about a photographer who sees a ghost in the photos that he clicks. However, all of this pales in the presence of Andhera, Bollywood’s first tech horror film. That film was about a race car driver who makes a hand out of iron to kill his enemies.

Countdown releases October 25. 

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