It’s almost incredible how many different things filmmakers have found to do with zombies, with the living dead featuring in everything from straightforward horror movies to rom-coms. The Cured gives things a twist by focussing on what might happen if zombies could be treated and cured, and then have to reintegrate into normal society, despite their past as brain-eating ghouls.
Here’s the 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.’
The film is due out in the US on February 23rd. No UK date is currently set.