directed by Fabrice Gobert, starring Anne Consigny (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Frédéric Pierrot (Young & Beautiful), Céline Sallette (The Connection)

French Zombies vs. Typical Zombies: See How They Measure Up

What makes a French zombie more compelling than the typical run-of-the-mill zombie? In THE RETURNED, it’s pretty much everything. Here are just a few key reasons why these zombies are irresistibly interesting in comparison to others you’ve been exposed to.

1. French zombies are hot.
In THE RETURNED, the deceased that rejoin the world of the living are terribly attractive. If you find yourself crushing on one, it’s only natural.

2. French zombies are more fashionable.
French zombies like to keep up with the current trends. Be it a black suit with an unbuttoned collared shirt or trendy mini skirts, these zombies make it work.

3. French zombies are the life of the party.
These zombies like to drink, hang out, have a good time at the local pub and keep that party going. Traditional zombies don’t really have that joie de vivre.

4. French zombies can carry a conversation.
Have you ever tried to speak with a zombie that wasn’t a French Zombie? It’s like talking to a brick wall. At least you can communicate and reason with THE RETURNED.

5. French zombies have exceptional hygiene.
French Zombies don’t smell like dirt and rot. They bathe. It’s just that simple.

6. French zombies have feelings.
For those who have returned to earth, reconnecting with their old flames and family members outweighs any desire to randomly eat a person’s brain.

7. French zombies have table manners.
They’ll have a sit down dinner with you, and appreciate the food you make (which they eat a lot of, by the way). They don’t make complete messes at the dining table, and it shouldn’t be overlooked that they still remember how to use a dining table. But the run of the mill zombies on the other hand, not so much.