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Zombie drama The Cured in cinemas and on DVD & Digital in May

24 March 2018

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.

An impressive debut from writer-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, 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 against the backdrop of the European bailouts and protests as well as the Zika virus, The Cured is a timely, intelligent genre movie that stays current as tensions once again rise across the continent.

The Cured poster

Described by RogerEbert.com as "a genre film to beat in 2018" and UK Film Reviw as "visceral, gripping, and markedly intelligent," The Cured will be released in UK cinemas by Arrow Films on 11 May 2018 and on DVD and Digital on 14 May 2018.