New Clip: The Returned
By Dr. Know on February 13th, 2014
With the horror genre over-saturated with zombie product, one title that’s been flying low under our radar is the new movie The Returned. Unlike most of its action-heavy counterparts these days, The Returned is looking to take a trip to George A. Romero country, with its take more akin to the metaphorical. In this exclusive clip from the movie, Alex (Kris Holden-Ried) and Kate (Emily Hampshire) are already on the road, and as the title would suggest, make a “Pit Stop.” There, Alex is confronted with what might be his future.
In The Returned, 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 (Kris Holden-Ried) and Kate (Emily Hampshire), 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?
Directed by Manuel Carballo, The Returned is in theaters on a limited release and On Demand tomorrow, February 14, 2014.