Choose or Die

“Choose or Die” is a 2022 Netflix original horror/thriller starring Lola Evans (The 100), Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street).

A young girl who is trying to make her way out of the slums by coding programs runs across an old computer game with her friend. Once she plays it, she unknowingly gets trapped into playing a game that has dire consquences.

This a truth or dare style horror movie when you have two choices, and each round gets worse and worse with plenty of carnage along the way. I enjoy these type of horror movies, especially if they’re done well and not too cheesy. This one doesn’t have great ratings, but I found it surprisingly good. It didn’t go into much detail how the curse worked, or exactly how it all started, it just covered enough to make sense, they didn’t try to go too far and muddle everything up. Also, it has a pretty unique “final boss” sequence. Just don’t get too excited about Freddy Krueger himself being in it, Englund just does a voice cameo for the game itself. To me the movie works, I give it an 8.5/10, it’s a nice hidden horror gem.

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