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New poster for “THE CURED” reflects on zombieism

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Coming later this month, THE CURED flips the script on the usual zombie scenario. A new poster has just been released for the Ellen Page-starring horror-drama.

Written and directed by David Freyne, THE CURED will be released to select theaters and on VOD February 23 by IFC Midnight. The cast also includes Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Paula Malcomson, Stuart Graham and Peter Campion; 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 [Keeley], a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law [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?”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.