The dead have come back to life by the thousands and left the cemetary to rejoin the homes and loved ones they left behind.
This French film is not a typical zombie story. Although the dead do come back to life and pour into the cities, their aim is to reintegrate into their communities. In the French village where ‘They Came Back’ takes place, the dead are greeted with both a fear of the unknown and the euphoria of being reunited with loved ones. Much like children or the survivors of a large disaster, they have to relearn how to talk and remember. This makes their reintegration into society all the more challenging for both the authorities and the population. The reason why the dead have come back to life is unknown but their clandestine night-time meetings seem to indicate a sense of purpose in their sudden reappearance.edit article