Screw hearts and flowers this Valentine's Day! Is there really any better way to get your crush to snuggle up to you on the sofa than a harrowing zombie flick? Nothing says romance more than a movie about being secretly infected with an incurable disease that there is limited medication for!
The Returned by revolves around a society where the infected can be treated, rehabilitated and returned to society as opposed to just being taken outside and shot like dogs. Of course, this humanitarian approach has more holes in it than a block of swiss cheese and the official synopsis reads as follows;
The Returned is set in a post-zombie world where a treatment called the "Return Protein" can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection, but cannot cure it. With daily injections, the "Returned" are able to live relatively normal lives, but with brutal attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that protein stock is running low, the world is again on the brink of chaos. In the midst of this turmoil are Alex () and Kate (), a young, successful and enviable couple that are hiding a long held secret – Alex is Returned. Suspicious that a government order for all the Returned to report to a secure medical facility ‘for their own safety’, the couple flees, taking with them all the doses of "Return Protein" they have. Now in a race against the clock and few places to turn, they must face their worst fears and come to grips with the reality that if they are neither human nor zombies, who exactly are the Returned?
The off-kilter concept definitely gives the tired zombie genre a much needed revamp, and my interest levels are definitely soaring.
Check out the clip below and judge for yourself!
Will any of you guys be snuggling up with The Returned this Valentine's Day?
(Images: Bloody Disgusting)