Not that long ago, the idea of going to an asylum was a good thing. People under stress or dealing with depression could go to their local asylum for a period of rest and relaxation. There was no stigma of severe mental illness attached the way it is today. As a matter of fact, only the rich and well-to-do could usually afford luxuries such as these. In the upcoming film A Cure For Wellness, Gore Verbinski will give us a clue as to why the word “asylum” now has a much darker meaning. Check out the trailer below!
This trailer really grabbed my attention from the start. Between the American Horror Story-esque twitchy creepiness and the dreamy, slow mo Ramones cover, I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. The idea that a doctor may not have your best interests in line doesn’t cross a lot of people’s minds, so taking part in the drugs and treatments that they prescribe has become second nature to many of us, no matter how strange or uncomfortable those tasks may be. But what if your doctor doesn’t know what he’s doing? Or, worse yet, is trying to make your condition worse instead of better?
The official synopsis: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.
A Cure for Wellness certainly seems to have it all and then some. Sensory deprivation tank? Check. Iron lungs? Check. Creepy little girls on bikes? Check. Fingers scrabbling from inside a giant metal tub? Check. The only things we were missing were Pepper (Naomi Grossman), Kit Walker (Evan Peters) and a mutant or two. But hey, this was only the trailer. Maybe Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) will show up and smack someone with her bamboo cane. But I digress. Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl 2003) seems to have pulled together a beautiful yet haunting film that I, personally, cannot wait to see. Unfortunately, A Cure for Wellness is not due to hit theaters until February of next year. When it does, I will be the first in line.
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