Yes the idea of Jumanji combined with the violence of Seenthen filtered through an arcade machine, you would have the new Netflix movie choose or die. From director Toby Meakins and writer Simon Allen, choose or die stars Iola Evans (The 100) and Asa Butterfield (Ender’s game) like two people who stumble upon an old video game that isn’t what it seems.
First of all, winning can apparently result in a real money prize. But more urgently, what these two players don’t realize is that the stakes are dead, and that’s where things get worse. Watch the trailer to see for yourself.
So I hope you see what we mean. It’s like a video game that sucks in the characters, Jumanjiwith the violence (eating glass, sticking needles in the wrong places) of Seenbut there is also a good dose of creepypastas, as the urban legend surrounding the game Polybius. Basically, it looks like Allen and Meakens threw everything in a blender (oh my god, please, no blender scenes) and released this intense, bloody horror flick.
The cast also includes Everyman Eddie Marsan (Deadpool 2, The End of the World, V for Vendetta) and, according to the Netflix press release, Robert Englund. Yes, Freddy Krueger. IMDB lists England as playing itself, which seems odd, but no stranger than a video game that can impact reality. So that should be exciting to see.
Ultimately however, choose or die is going to face the exact same problem from its title. It’s a Netflix movie, which means everyone either picks it up in its first week or two and it becomes a sensation, or it dies in obscurity because it didn’t garner enough buzz. We will find out in a few weeks what the fate of this intriguing horror film is.
choose or die drops on Netflix on April 15.
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