'The Cured,' Starring Ellen Page, Asks the Question "What If Zombies Weren't Idiots?"

Jodi Smith | Industry | January 24, 2018

Ellen Page seems to be on a horror movie kick right now and it isn’t going that well. Her newest entry into the genre is called The Cured.

“This is the infected film that sort of takes place after most of those other films end,” says Page. “A cure has been found for most, but not all, of the individuals infected and, after a couple of years of Dublin being ravaged by the situation, the cured people start being introduced back into society. But of course a lot of people definitely do not want them and are terrified about another outbreak. Senan is one of the cured, who is now being introduced back to society. Those who were infected remember what they’ve done, they’re left with that guilt, they’re left with the trauma of all of that, so it’s also about how they can even start integrating back into society again.” - EW

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It sounds and looks like writer/director Dave Freyne has come up with a new twist on the zombie genre. After 28 Day Later was released in 2002, most people thought that the genre had no other place to go. What happens after you change the slow, shambling zombie into a blood thirsty, rage-fueled killing machine? Apparently you cure them and then make them deal with that aftermath.


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