Countdown (2019, dir. Justin Dec)

A student nurse and her friends are stalked by Death via a mobile phone app. Generally solid Final Destination jumpscare variant with some effective sequences and a dry sense of humour throughout. No classic, but an interesting if disposable contemporary wrinkle on well-worn themes nevertheless.

Author: Eamonn

Writes. Latest: 2019: East of England - a noir thriller. Other books: Benches of Louth (2018); Juggernaut: a sequel to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2017); Torc, (2016); The Prospect of This City (2015). Twitter: @eamonngriffin

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