Italy's leading politician is staging a comeback, and Europe reacts Gothically:
Return of the Undead
The French leftist paper Libération wrote "The Mummy Returns"...
[T]he otherwise dour German radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk noted, "It is like a horror film: The undead keep coming back."
Another Gothic trope might be in play. Der Spiegel notes Berlusconi's supporters harping on Germany and its chancellor as tyrannical. The undead B. might cast himself as the virtuous hero saving innocent Italy from a brooding monster.