Years after Europe was ravaged by the Maze virus, transforming people into cannibalistic monsters, a cure is finally found. Senan Browne (Sam Keeley) is haunted by what he did while infected. As he returns to the home of his brother's widow, Abbie (Ellen Page), fear and suspicion threaten to plunge the world back into chaos.
With an impressive debut from director David Freyne, The Cured succeeds in being more than just another zombie film and calls to mind landmark hits in the genre such as Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later.
Rather than focusing on the outbreak itself, writer-director David Freyne sets his sights on what happens after a solution has been found. In this case, what do you do if you had a zombie infection, committed all manner of atrocities, were cured but you can remember everything? Could you live with yourself? Would your family take you back or cast you out? How would society treat you? What would happen if it all started over again? It also ominously asks, if 75% of the infected have been cured, what do you do with the remaining 25% who can't be?
Set in Ireland and written against the backdrop of the European bailouts and protests as well as the Zika virus, The Cured, released on DVD 14th May 2018 from Arrow Films, is a timely, intelligent genre movie that stays current as tensions once again rise across the continent.
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