Netflix has announced that David Freyne’s Irish horror feature The Cured will be available in the UK and Ireland on their streaming platform from January 25th.
The film, which is writer/director Freyne’s feature debut, is set in the aftermath of a world ravaged for years with a devastating virus that turned the infected into zombie-like cannibals. While a cure is found, the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan, a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law, he 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?
The Cured, which stars Oscar-nominated American star Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) along with Irish acting talent Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, What Richard Did) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Citizen Lane, Love/Hate), won the Best Horror award at Fantastic Fest.
The film was produced by Rachael O’Kane, Rory Dungan and Ellen Page for Tilted Pictures is an Irish film and television production company established in 2008 by film school friends Rory Dungan, Rachael O’Kane and David Freyne., Bac Films Production and Bounder And Cad in association with Savage Productions, and Yellow Moon Post Production, with funding from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and Northern Ireland Screen.