Early adventure video games followed a simple text-based format: a prompt appears on your screen, and you choose the path of your adventure based on the game’s pre-coded options.

But what if those options had real world consequences?

Netflix’s latest horror flick Choose or Die takes these consequences to the extreme. 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… or at least subject others to deadly consequences.

You can get your first taste of deadly retro-gaming action in the Choose or Die trailer below.

The premise looks a little bit Jumanji, a little bit Black Mirror, and a little bit Saw. From just the trailer, it’s clear the choices in CURS>R definitely won’t be as simple as they may first seem. Undoubtedly, our players’ simple decisions will have not-so-simple consequences for everyone around them.

Choose or Die stars Iola Evans and Asa Butterfield as the game players hoping to score the cash to turn their lives around. The movie also stars Eddie Marsan, Robert Englund, Kate Fleetwood, Ryan Gage, Angela Griffin, and Joe Bolland. Simon Allen wrote the film, and Toby Meakins directed.

Choose or Die premieres on Netflix April 15.

CHOOSE OR DIE. On the set of Choose or Die. Cr. © CURSR FILMS LIMITED 2022

So, will you tune in for this deadly adventure? Or will you skip this new horror flick? 

The choice is yours.

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