November 12, 2016 9:12 am

It sounds like a straight-to-DVD horror film, but zombie fish are now a terrifying reality.

Footage has surfaced showing a group of men removing a fish from a freezer and dropping it into a small metal tank.

The fish floats motionless for about a minute – before stirring its fins and emitting a few bubbles then gliding around the tank, appearing to have been brought back to life.

It’s unclear when or where the baffling video – which was uploaded this week to social media – was filmed.

This is not the first time frozen animals have been resurrected: in December a family brought a kitten back to life in Utah, America, after performing CPR on the animal in front of a fireplace.

In an even more far-fetched example, Japanese researchers have this month revived a water bear that have been frozen for 30 years and survived.

Not only did the microanimal survive three decades entombed in ice, but it laid 19 eggs – and 14 of them successfully hatched.

This month Japanese researchers revived a ‘water bear’ that had been frozen for 30 years – and the microanimal even laid 19 eggs – 14 of which hatched

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This post was written by Nadia Vella