Thoughtful horror movie The Cured manages the nearly impossible task of introducing new elements into a genre that’s been done nearly to death. It imagines a world in which zombies have been restored back to their former human selves—and the surprisingly complex struggles come after.
We already reviewed the movie when it played last year’s Fantastic Fest (check it out here), but the first trailer for David Freyne’s The Cured has just arrived ahead of its upcoming release. Here’s the official synopsis:
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.
Check out the trailer below.
The Cured opens in theaters and On Demand on February 23.