One night, two friends decide to relax by taking a mysterious substance that promises to give them an unforgettable high, but when things take a turn for the worse, their friendship is tested... with bloody results.

  • Kieran Hayag
    How to be a Hero, Supermarket of the Lost
  • Alex Rynders
    Shelter - A Tale from the Wasteland
  • Julian Argabrite
  • Charles Wagner
    Key Cast
  • Adrian Barron
    Key Cast
  • Eric Park
    Key Cast
    "Commercial Actor"
  • Pat Tagudar
    Key Cast
    "Commercial Narrator"
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

    United States
    September 1, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography

All the way from the mysterious land of Irvine, CA, Kieran Hayag is an aspiring director and writer. He graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts. There, he pursued theatre, but quickly discovered a new love for film. He incorporates elements from films he loves, but also brings his own personal experiences and emotions to the table. Horror, sci-fi, and comedy played a major part in his life, hence the reflection of those genres in his work.

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Director Statement

CURE! was made as a tribute to the classic horror-comedies that we grew up enjoying. To make this film more interesting, we wanted to play with the theme of companies profiting off of nature and death. At the time of writing this screenplay, viruses seemed like the perfect vessel for that idea. Little did we know that the world would face a viral outbreak a couple months after finishing this film. It was not at all intentional to have the film come out around the coronavirus pandemic, but with several companies trying to profit off of this real-life dreadful virus, it seems like it was actually the perfect time to tell this satirical story. Despite the film being very tongue-in-cheek, and darkly humorous, it turned out to be coincidentally relevant.