"Death? There's an app for that." In her review, Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson wrote that Justin Dec's Countdown "successfully delivers up a twist on Final Destination for the tech generation." If you missed Countdown in theaters, you won't have to wait long to see it from the comfort of your own couch, as STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment are releasing it on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on January 21st, following its Digital debut on January 7th:

Press Release: Universal City, California, November 21, 2019 – What if your phone could tell you when you’re going to die? Would you want to know? There’s a killer new app in COUNTDOWN, the terrifyingly original and inventive horror-thriller arrives on Digital January 7, 2020 and on Blu-ray™️, DVD and On Demand January 21, 2020 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, the “fun and thrilling” (Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish Conjurings) film follows a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail, “You”), who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. With only three days left to live and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Combining “jump scares around every corner” (Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times) and intense suspense, COUNTDOWN chronicles a frightening twist on the consequence of technology’s invasion of our lives.

Lail leads the contemporary horror flick alongside a fantastic supporting cast, including Jordan Calloway (“ER”), Talitha Bateman (Love, Simon), Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”), P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga franchise). Perfect for horror fans with bone-chilling thrills throughout and from the producer behind A Nightmare on Elm Street, COUNTDOWN is the writing and feature directorial debut of Justin Dec (“Boats”) and is produced by John Rickard (A Nightmare on Elm Street,) Zack Schiller (Escape Plan), John Morris (Instant Family), and Sean Anders (Instant Family).

COUNTDOWN WILL BE AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL.

  • Blu-ray™️ delivers a pristine HD picture and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne and Peter Facinelli
Casting By: Rich Delia, CSA
Music By: Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans
Costume Designer: Abby O’Sullivan
Edited By: Brad Wilhite
Production Designer: Clayton Hartley
Director of Photography: Maxime Alexandre
Executive Producers: Tyler Zacharia, Alex Boies, Matthew Medlin, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson
Produced By: John Rickard p.g.a., Zack Schiller, John Morris p.g.a., Sean Anders
Written and Directed By: Justin Dec

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: January 21, 2020
Selection Number: 64209782
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements
Languages/Sound: English – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Run Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: January 21, 2020
Selection Number: 64209781
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements
Languages/Sound: English – Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Run Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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