Director Gore Verbinski’s stealth movie “A Cure For Wellness” has crept up on us, silently, and gotten under people’s skin with its creepy premise and even creepier visuals. The trailer released late last year was a wonderfully dark and surreal piece, and got many horror fans (including myself) excited at the prospect of something original and frightening.
Now, to coincide with the opening of 2017, the studio has released a series of promos in the form of pseudo ads touting an end to unkept New Year’s resolutions. The idea is a little better than the execution, but these still work in making me want to watch the movie. Thankfully, we don’t have long to wait.
A NEW YEAR IS HERE
A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH
THIS YEAR, TAKE THE CURE
Here’s the official synopsis: “Directed by Gore Verbinski (The Ring) and scripted by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, The Lone Ranger), the film stars Dane DeHaan as an ambitious young executive who is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.”
“A Cure For Wellness” also stars Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter series) and Mia Goth (The Survivalist, Nymphomaniac). It premieres 17th February.