Here’s a high concept horror thriller to keep an eye out for! CURS>R, a dark twist on the Eighties gaming obsession, has recently wrapped principal photography in the UK.
The movie follows a broke college dropout (Iola Evans) who, in pursuit of an unclaimed $125,000 prize, decides to play an obscure, 1980s survival computer game. 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. The game locks her into an inescapable cycle of mind-bending horror. Stopping is not an option. It’s play or die!
Directed by Toby Meakins (Breathe, Floor 9.5), CURS>R stars Asa Butterfield (Sex Education), Iola Evans (The 100) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes).
The film also features horror maestro Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Angela Griffin (Harlots), Kate Fleetwood (Star Wars: Episode VII), Ryan Gage (The Hobbit) and Joe Bolland (The Trial of Christine Keeler).
“Toby is a visionary in the horror space with an innate genius for both original storytelling and the stark, eerie palates he creates on screen,” producer John Zois said.
CURS>R is from Anton and Stigma Films. Its release date is TBC. Above image credits from left to right: Asa Butterfield (credit James Lee Wall), Eddie Marsan (credit Gareth Cattermole) and Iola Evans (credit Alejandra Bela).