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7 Days To Live
7 Days To Live
Actors: Nick Brimble, Zdenek Maryska, Rich Gold, Renee Ackermann, Chris Barnes
Director: Sebastian Niemann
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2001     1hr 37min

After the tragic death of their son ellen and martin shaw move into an old country house to start a new life. But when ellen begins to receive cryptic warnings of her own death she must race against time to discover the da...  more »


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Actors: Nick Brimble, Zdenek Maryska, Rich Gold, Renee Ackermann, Chris Barnes
Director: Sebastian Niemann
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/14/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

A brilliant supernatural suspense thriller
Joe Hannigan | Atlanta, GA USA | 08/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like supernatural thrillers that have the power to raise the hairs on the back of your neck, then 7 DAYS TO LIVE is for you! This movie is a real BLOOD CHILLER! Story Line: Recovering from the tragic death of their young son, Ellen and Martin (Amanda Plummer, Sean Pertwee) move to an old house in the country to begin anew. But all too soon Ellen is being haunted by disturbing warnings that she has only SEVEN DAYS TO LIVE. Ellen thinks that she's going crazy, and her husband does not take his wife's "esoteric visions" seriously. He dives head on into work and it seems like he is hiding a secret. Left to her own devices, Ellen stumbles across the eerie history of the house and it's former inhabitants and must accept the similarities to the present. By the time she can fully grasp the extent of danger she is in, it is already too late. She is caught in a deadly trap... Amanda Plummer, Sean Pertwee and the Rest of the great Cast (Nick Brimble (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), Sean Chapman (Hellraiser 1 & 2), Gina Bellman) do a superb job of acting in this spooky story. Be warned that the final 30 minutes consist of uncomfortably violent sequences of spousal abuse that makes Jack Nicholson's performance in THE SHINING seem tame. Don't get me wrong: 7 DAYS TO LIVE is not a gore-thing. It basically showes what would have happend if Hitchcock had made a "haunted house" movie. That's what makes it such a good film! But one more word of warning, though, do NOT watch this movie ALONE!"
Totally awesome suspense filled film
Joe Hannigan | 07/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I consider myself a pro of horror films but "Seven Days To Live" had me gripping the edge of my seat. It is by far the creepiest and scariest movie I've seen. Great actors, spooky atmosphere, and a really good plot all add up to a "quiet tip" for every triller fan that cannot be missed. 2 thumbs-up to Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction, Needfull Things) - knows something isn't right, but no one believes her - and Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon) for a brilliant performance in his role as the "good becomes bad guy". "7 Days To Live" is a 2000's hitchcock-type thing. Other than being a bit to long when you watch it a second time, this movie is flawless. A strong 5 out of 5 stars!"
Horror Thriller , check it out
L. Goldenbogen | NY, NY USA | 07/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"7 DAYS TO LIVE is a scary and suspenseful movie, that I saw on a festival in Europe... STORY: After the tragic death of their son, Ellen (Amanda Plummer) and Martin Shaw (Sean Pertwee) move to the countryside, hoping for a new beginning. Everything seems perfect: A romantic village and an old house that they plan to redecorate together. But all too soon Ellen is being haunted by disturbing visions of her own imminent death . At first Ellen reassures herself that it must be a hallucination due to what she has been through in the past months. But the foreboding predictions of her death continue (7, 6, 5, 4, ...), and she seems to be running out of time. 7 DAYS TO LIVE is a variation of the Shining-theme but it stands out as an exciting film in its own right. The tension and the scary atmosphere build up to a thrilling climax enhanced by some good special effects. Not since "the Exorcist" I've had such a feeling when watching a film. I challenge anyone to watch this movie and then go down into the cellar alone!!!"
High-Quality Horror/Suspense In The Veins Of "Amityville" A
Stephen B. O'Blenis | Nova Scotia, Canada | 08/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A couple grieving the loss of their recently deceased child move into an old house in the countryside to try and recover and begin living again in this under-rated mystery/horror movie. Upon arriving the wife of the couple (Amanda Plummer; Sean Pewtree plays her husband) begins receiving 'messages' that her days are numbered, with the first one indicating she has one week of life left (hence the title), the following day's indicating six days to live, and so on. No one else is able to perceive these 'messages' or find any evidence of them, raising the possibility of whether this is all in the traumatized mother's head. Solid acting, a storyline that isn't easy to predict, and good atmosphere make this a high-caliber fright, recommended for fans of "The Amityville Horror", "Haunted" (1995 with Kate Beckinsale), "Witchboard", "The Sixth Sense" and "The Devil's Backbone"."