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The Cured – Trailer Review

Another Zombie Movie

The Cured is almost here. I know what you’re thinking; “Yet again, there’s another zombie movie coming to our screens”. Although, as much as I’m tired of Zombie movies, The Cured isn’t your typical Zombie flick.

The Cured is written and directed by David Freyne and is set to hit cinemas on the 23rd February this year. The premise of the movie is somewhat similar to 28 Weeks Later, (the sequel to the brilliant 28 Days Later) in that our world has been affected by these “zombies” for years, and at long last, there may be a cure.

But there’s more to it than that. In The Cured, a new disease that had turned people into “zombies” has finally been cured, and these cured ones have been reintroduced to society. But as you can imagine, not everyone is accepting of them. Discrimination against these former zombies is rampant, which subsequently leads to military involvement.

However, is this cure the godsend that will make humanity whole again? Or is it a catalyst for something far worse? Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think.

Would you accept them back into society?


The Cured

The story follows Ellen Page as she allows her brother in law (who is one of The Cured) to move in with her. Understandably, a neighbour of Ellen‘s is not happy.

“Why would you take one in? They’re murderers, the lot of them?”

The real world parallel seems to be the cornerstone of this film. The film appears very reminiscent of the British drama In The Flesh, following with the same themes. The world has been divided between us, and them.

“We need to look out for each other out here, ok.”

The fear and prejudices are driving a wedge between the cured, and the rest of humanity. Despite no longer being infected, they are still being oppressed. People fear what they don’t understand, and as a result, protests are being held against their release. But do they deserve this treatment? After all, they weren’t in control…


Violent Impulses

The cured do not forget. The memories of what they did whilst infected by the disease still haunting them… tempting them.

“Sometimes I feel it, screaming to get out”

One man (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) throughout the trailer is shown involving himself with the family, almost to the point of harassment. This man is clearly trying to manipulate Senan (Ellen‘s brother-in-law) into turning against his family and ultimately, letting those urges take over.

Are The Cured truly cured? Or perhaps the virus is lying dormant? You can see in the trailer Senan walking through a room of infected without threat. It seems that because he was once infected that they are oblivious to his presence.

“Are you going to be sick again?”

Ellen‘s son asks.

Upon release the cured are asked if they are having violent impulses. They are being treat like criminals at a parole hearing rather than the victims they are. You can see Senan being asked:

“You were right to lie. They’re all the same when they know the truth.”

How did the infected zombies get out? Were they released or did they escape? Have some of the cured reverted, yet maintained self-awareness?


Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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