On this edition of Zombie Film Friday, we’re going to talk a little bit about The Returned. I was first told of this movie by a friend of mine who hates horror. He’d seen a trailer and decided to look it up on Netflix, then told me about it. I’m still not sure if he watched it, but I did and to be honest, it was a lot better than I’d even hoped. It’s got an interesting story and strays from the typical in a good way. So give it a watch and let me know what you think!
In a world where a deadly zombie virus has infected mankind, a single cure has been found. The cure, a treatment called the “Return Protein” which stays the effects of the virus in its host. With injections every 36 hours, the “Returned” are able to live as though they were never bit, despite the virus still coursing through their veins. When it is discovered that the protein stock is running low, chaos hits the streets. Returned who run out of the protein turn to zombies and wreak havoc, protesters turn to murderers as they try to rid the streets of the returned, and right in the middle of it all are Alex and Kate. Kate a leading doctor in the field of zombie virus’ and Alex a musician with a dark secret, he is a Returned. As death and fear run rampant, Alex’s secret becomes known and his dosage runs low, he and Kate must fight for a chance to live before he becomes a zombie.
My Rating: A
Interesting Facts: The movie was filmed in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; and throughout the entire movie Kate realizes how secretive she needs to be about getting medication, yet when she gets the last remaining doses she leaves the building yelling into her cell phone about it.