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Amelia Jauregui, Staff Reporter

I have to say, it’s been a common trend in my blog to only review movies that I have truly enjoyed. I know my aesthetic and my style, and I can usually tell by a trailer what movie I am interested in watching. It’s not often that I randomly to choose and go to the movies, and not know what movie I am getting into, but that was the case this past weekend.

After a planned evening of going to eat dinner and going to a football game with one of my friends, we made a last minute decision to ditch the game and head to the movies instead. 

On the way to the movies, we were looking up what was in theaters, and we came across this cringey, yet intriguing, low budget horror movie called “Countdown”. 

This movie was written and directed by Justin Dec, with main characters being played by actors Elizabeth Lail and Jordan Calloway

This movie revolves around a trending app that “supposedly” knows the exact time you will die. For the main girl, she downloads the app, and is surprised by seeing just about 3 days left staring back at her on the questionable app. This leads to tension and stress, as events keep pointing to the app being real, as opposed to some cruel joke.

From here, we are introduced to another man who found himself in a similar situation and the two characters come together to bring more action and scares.

Overall, this movie had a decent storyline, but poor execution. It relied too heavily on cheap jumpscares and the same-old violence seen in majority of horror movies. This movie received 5.4 out of 10 on IMDb, a 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 30% on metacritic

If you want easy entertainment and are someone who is easily amused, go ahead and see this movie, however, if you’re looking for something a little more thought provoking with original cinematic techniques and ideas, you will be sorely disappointed.