In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, zombies are cured and exiled to secluded camps. There has been talk about rehabilitating post-zombies back into society. Steve, the journalist reporting on the case, thinks the zombies still pose a threat to society. He ventures into one of these camps to prove to the world that rehabilitation is out the question. (synopsis via Laughing Squid)
I guess you can’t blame the survivors of the almost-zombie apocalypse for being a litte nervous about allowing the rehabilitated undead back into their midst.
After all, they probably chomped their way through much-loved friends and family, generating untold fear and terror and almost bringing civilisation down in the process.
But as Less Than Human engagingly demonstrates, perhaps all those understandable assumptions are holding these survivors from seeing what life is now like for the zombies now they are, in fact, alive again.
Or maybe there is something to their misgivings.
More than likely though, it’s clear case of things being way more complicated than polarise positions allow for, especially when it comes to upbeat Andy and bitter Don, for whom life after death after life is a mess of confusing, unfixable contradictions.
It’s surprisingly touchingly rich and moving and will make you think anew about all kinds of issues where what we see and what’s actually going on are two completely different things, and some additional perspective, even the undead variety, might be a mighty beneficial thing.