IFC’s ‘The Cured’ Gets A Trailer With A Focus On Societal Horrors

IFC films has made a name for itself the last several years snatching up movies normally of the art house set that skirt the edge of numerous genres. Their latest, The Cured, which stars Ellen Page, certainly fits that description. Here’s the official synopsis from the :

“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.”
Now that sounds like a rather intriguing twist on the modern zombie film. Were any subset of film in need of a shot in the arm, it was that one. Adding Page to the mix also goes a long way to legitimizing this as not your basic horror film. Classing up the joint, if you will. Should the synopsis alone not be enough to sway you, here’s the official trailer, likely to get your blood going:

Throughout 2017 The Cured played at a handful of big film festivals, including TIFF and Fantastic Fest. Along the way its drummed up a fair amount of good press, too. It certainly looks worthy of that attention.

Thankfully, those interested in the film won’t have to wait very long to see it, as it opens wide on Feburary 24th.

Anyone lucky enough to live in the Kansas City area, are able to catch it earlier at Panic Fest on January 26th & 27th. Be sure to check here, for more information.