Choose or Die trailer: Asa Butterfield, Robert Englund horror film is coming to Netflix in April

Last July, we heard that the Netflix streaming service a sum in the high seven figures to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a horror film called Curs>r, which stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Iola Evans (The 100), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), and genre icon / Freddy Krueger himself Robert Englund. Since then, Netflix has changed the title of Curs>r to Choose or Die and scheduled an April 15th global release for the film. With that release date just a couple weeks away, a trailer for Choose or Die has arrived online, and you can check that out in the embed above.

The story of Choose or Die centers on 

a broke college dropout (Iola Evans) who decides to play an obscure, 1980s survival computer game in pursuit of an unclaimed $125,000 prize. But the game curses her, and she’s faced with dangerous choices and reality-warping challenges. After a series of unexpectedly terrifying moments, she realizes she’s no longer playing for the money, but for her life.

Here’s the official Netflix synopsis:

After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences.

Kate Fleetwood (Harlots), Ryan Gage (The Musketeers), Angela Griffin (Coronation Street), George Taylor (Wanderlust), Ioanna Kimbook (Flatmates), and newcomer Joe Bolland are also in the cast.

Toby Meakins made his feature directorial debut on Choose or Die, working from a screenplay by Simon Allen, creator of the BBC America series The Watch. The film was produced by Sebastien Raybaud and John Zois of Anton, along with Stigma Films’ Matthew James Wilkinson. Allen served as executive producer, as did Nick Angel and Liza Glucoft.

Robert Englund will also be seen in the long-awaited fourth season of the Netflix series Stranger Things, which is being released in two “volumes”. Volume 1 reaches the streaming service on May 27th and Volume 2 will follow on July 1st.

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