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Ellen Page in First Trailer for Post-Zombie Apocalypse Film 'The Cured'

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January 24, 2018
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The Cured Trailer

"You're right to be scared." IFC Films has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie horror film titled The Cured, from writer/director David Freyne. This is kind of a horror drama, more than straight horror, as it's set in a time "after" the zombie apocalypse hits and they've invented a cure. The plot involves a man who has been cured of the zombie disease be reintegrated back into the world, but those who are cured are shunned and mocked in society. He also still has all of his memories of when he did eat people, which causes a few other issues. Ellen Page stars with Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Paula Malcomson, Stuart Graham, and Peter Campion . As cool as the concept for this is, the film is bad. I saw it at the Sitges Film Festival and did not like it at all, but that's just my own opinion. Check it out below if you're still interested.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for David Freyne's The Cured, direct from IFC's YouTube:

The Cured Poster

The Cured Poster

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? The Cured is written and directed by Irish filmmaker David Freyne, making his feature directorial debut after a number of shorts previously. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, and Fantastic Fest last year. IFC will open Freyne's The Cured in select theaters + on VOD starting February 23rd coming up. Your thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments

1

Is this a copy of "In the flesh"?!

Vitor Alves da Silva on Jan 25, 2018

2

I never knew about it so I looked for it on imdb. Looks interesting. Thanks ...

shiboleth on Jan 25, 2018

3

UK shows are mostly good and I enjoyed both seasons of ITF 🙂

Vitor Alves da Silva on Jan 25, 2018

4

The creator of In the Flesh thinks its a copy, yes.

Cincinasty on Jan 26, 2018

5

As great a talent as Ellen Page was in adolescent roles such as Juno and Hard Candy, she just isn't transcending into full-fledged adult roles (at least, for me). Thought she was boring and miscast in Inception and Flatliners. Seems like more of the same here based on trailer. Maybe she should go back to comedies.

Doug on Jan 25, 2018

6

It is a bit different than some others. And I keep being interested in a good zombie stories. They are a mark of our time ...

shiboleth on Jan 25, 2018

7

It's definitely an interesting take. It seems hard to find anything that presents new ideas for a terribly stale genre. That's why I really enjoyed Maggie and World War Z (the book). I'll try to catch this one. Alex, are you able to specify what about this film you didn't like?

grimjob on Jan 25, 2018

8

Yeah, I second it! Unless it delves into spoiler territory....

THE_RAW_ on Jan 26, 2018

9

Damn. It looks good. Kind of like a serious turn after SHAUN OF THE DEAD.

DAVIDPD on Jan 25, 2018

10

Man, this looks like a fresh take on an otherwise stale subject! Alex, it bums me out to hear you didn't dig it. Makes me curious as to what the problems are...because...I'm totally with this after the trailer!

THE_RAW_ on Jan 26, 2018

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