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THE CURED (2017) Movie Trailer: Ellen Page vs. Zombies After the Undead Apocalypse

Ellen Page The Cured

The Cured Trailer

David Freyne‘s The Cured (2018) movie trailer stars Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Stuart Graham, and Paula Malcomson. The Cured‘s plot 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 (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?”

As soon as I started watching this trailer, it reminded me more and more of the UK TV show In The Flesh. The premise is almost identical.

The show…depicts life several years after “The Rising”. This period, in (fictional) 2010, was a time when thousands of people who had died in 2009 suddenly re-animated as mindless, homicidal, brain-eating zombies. However, by the time of the series, normality has begun to return. A full-fledged zombie apocalypse has long since been staved off by armed resistance from the living, especially from armed local militias who patrolled their communities and actively hunted the re-animated.

Meanwhile, a scientific solution for the zombie phenomenon has been found, with the development of a medication to restore consciousness to the undead, allowing them to remember their time alive and to identify as their former selves. The surviving undead, those not killed by the militias, have been rounded up, forcibly medicated, and entered in a government rehabilitation programme in a plan to reintroduce them to society. They are provided with contact lenses and cosmetics, to help them conceal their deceased status, and maintenance injections of medication to keep them from relapsing into a dangerous or “rabid” state.

Still though, the Ellen Page-factor makes me want to check out this film.

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