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Dead in 3 Days
Dead in 3 Days
Actors: Sabrina Reiter, Julia Rosa Stöckl, Michael Steinocher, Laurence Rupp, Nadja Vogel
Director: Andreas Prochaska
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 37min

A clique of teenagers begins to receive life threatening cell-phone messages that warn "In three days you're dead" and they soon begin to die at the hands of a shrouded killer. One girl in the group is the only one who dis...  more »

     
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Actors: Sabrina Reiter, Julia Rosa Stöckl, Michael Steinocher, Laurence Rupp, Nadja Vogel
Director: Andreas Prochaska
Creators: David Slama, Andreas Prochaska, Karin Hartusch, Helmut Grasser, Katharina Bogensberger, Thomas Baum, Uli Brée
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Weinstein Company
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/03/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2009
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: German, English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

A Solid Slasher with more Water than Blood
Captain Insanity | NY | 08/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Probably the most solid slasher flick I've seen in awhile.
(especially considering the lack of slashing)
It's an Autrian slasher flick, (so it's in german, if you speak german)
though surprisingly every song on the soundtrack appears to be in English.
If you don't like subtitles, that's alright, 'cause it comes dubbed,
and can I just say.. I don't remember ever hearing a better dubbing job.

For those who know slashers:
It's acts like a 90's slasher (Scream, I Know What You Did, Urban Legend, etc.)
without any of the humor.
Picture those movies if their puppy just got hit by a missile.
It's not funny like "Hatchet", it's a lot more serious.
It's not overly gory like "Laid to Rest", (it does have it's moment though)
It's slower and more involving than both.
And it's probably 14 thousand times more engaging than "Cold Prey" could ever hope to be.
But it's not getting nearly as much love as any of the aforementioned.
The only issue I can see some people having with this flick, is that it drags it's feet at some points.
All in all I'd say this slasher "should" be the epitome of the term "sleeper"

It's about a group of friends who all receive a message on their phone
saying that each will be dead in 3 days.
... they pay no mind to it... 'til one of them disappears.
Yes it's a vengeance plot we've seen before, but this time around it has;
actual characters, with real character development,
played by actors & actresses who can actually act,
some gore (1 scene in particular is brutal),
believable dialogue, excellent cinematography,
and for whatever reason the director seems either,
obsessed with water,
or is bashing you over the head with foreshadowing.
Every other scene is of water, and practically every death involves it.
But there is method to this madness.
There is method.

MORAL OF THE STORY:
Keep your friends close.. really close.. or they might disappear.

ALSO RECOMMENDED:
Cold Prey, Laid to Rest, Hatchet, Steel Trap, I know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, Black Christmas, Halloween, Identity, Just Before Dawn, Sleepaway Camp"