It’s been a few years since we’ve had a solid zombie outbreak movie. The last decade and a half has brought us films like Brad Pitt’s World War Z, Will Smith’s I Am Legend, and the 28 Days series, and also the comedy-horror gems like Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland.
Next month sees the release of The Cured, a new movie of the horror sub-genre starring Ellen Page. As the movie’s synopsis reads:
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?
So there we have a subtle twist on the formula, which offers a bit of a social commentary. But, more than anything, this two-and-a-half-minute trailer will give you some extreme anxiety. The Cured is out on February 23.
See trailer: Ellen Page zombie movie The Cured