comment 0

Weekend [Horror] Suggestions – “Les Revenants”

1392310090_4

Les Revenants/ The Returned – Season 1 (TV Series, 2012)

In a small mountain town, many dead people reappear, apparently alive and normal: road accident victim teenager Camille; suicidal bridegroom Simon; “Victor”, a small boy who was murdered by burglars; and Serge, a serial killer. They try to resume their lives as strange phenomena occur: amongst recurring power outages, the water level of the reservoir mysteriously lowers, revealing the presence of dead animals and a church steeple, and strange marks appear on the bodies of the living and the dead.

les-revenants_451020_3576

This French series is based on Robin Campillo’s 2004 film of the same name. Do not mistake this brilliant series with the watered down American “version”, Resurrection, based on Jason Mott’s 2013 book, The Returned.
Les Revenants is an excellent and engrossing creepy drama, with great production values, amazing performances, slow suspense-building and a intriguing storyline. This is a fresh and brave take on the tired zombie genre. Everyone looking for blood or gore will be disappointed, this one’s far from it, this is a haunting and original piece of television.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s