CURS>R is a 2021 American horror film about a young woman who comes to regret playing a 1980s survival computer game.
Directed by Toby Meakins from a screenplay written by Simon Allen. Produced by Sebastien Raybaud, John Zois and Matthew James Wilkinson. The film was backed by financier Anton (sic), whose productions include Greenland, His Dark Materials and David Bruckner’s The Night House.
The Anton-Stigma Films production stars Asa Butterfield, Iola Evans, Eddie Marsan and Robert Englund. The remainder of the main cast is Angela Griffin, Kate Fleetwood, Ryan Gage and Joe Bolland.
In pursuit of an unclaimed $125,000 prize, a broke college dropout (Iola Evans) decides to play an obscure, 1980s survival computer game. However, 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.
CURS>R is now in post-production having recently completed filming on location in London and participated in the British government’s Film and TV Production Restart Scheme.
Stigma Films’ Matthew James Wilkinson said that CURS>R takes “modern horror… twisting it to pit our hero against 80s nostalgia.”
On July 9, 2021, it was announced that Netflix had purchased the world rights to CURS>R.