Horror thriller CURS>R, starring Asa Butterfield and Eddie Marsan has completed principal photography.

Filming has officially completed on new horror thriller CURS>R as companies Anton & Stigma Films also announce the cast for the new production that will be introduced to buyers at the Cannes virtual market.

In pursuit of an unclaimed $125,000 prize, a broke college dropout 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 realises 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!

A dark twist on the ‘80s gaming obsession, the new film boasts an impressive cast – Asa Butterfield (Sex Education), Iola Evans (The 100) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes). The film also features horror maestro Robert Englund (the iconic Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare On Elm Street). Rounding out the cast is Angela Griffin (The Hollow), Kate Fleetwood (Beirut), Ryan Gage (The Hobbit) and Joe Bolland (The Trial of Christine Keeler).

CURS>R is directed by Toby Meakins (Breathe) and written by Simon Allen (The Watch).

Anton’s John Zois stated: “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. Simon, Toby and Matt have worked to create something uniquely thrilling for horror fans.”

Stigma Films’ Matthew James Wilkinson added: “Incredibly excited to be working on such an original and terrifying concept as CURS>R – taking modern horror and twisting it to pit our hero against 80s nostalgia! Simon, Toby and I have enjoyed working with Anton to bring this idea to the screen.”

An interesting concept we can’t wait to see on the big screen, we’ll bring you more information on this one as it’s released.


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