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?

Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times – and tapping into the social horror vein pioneered (or rather, brought back to the forefront of our social consciousness) by films like Get OutThe Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption. It also stars Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Paula Malcomson.

David Freyne wrote and directed The Cured. Catch it in theaters and on demand February 23rd and enjoy the trailer below.