• The Lazarus Effect (2015)

The Lazarus Effect

Release Date: February 27th, 2015

DVD Release Date: June 2nd, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

Medical researcher Frank (Mark Duplass), his fiancee Zoe (Olivia Wilde) and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. After a successful, but unsanctioned, experiment on a lifeless animal, they are ready to make their work public. However, when their dean learns what they've done, he shuts them down. Zoe is killed during an attempt to recreate the experiment, leading Frank to test the process on her. Zoe is revived -- but something evil is within her.

Cast: Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger, Ray Wise, Scott Sheldon, Emily Kelavos

Director: David Gelb

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Blumhouse, Mosaic

Distributors: Relativity Media

Keywords: Suspenseful, Quest, Pursuit, Office, Dark, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    James RocchiTheWrap

    The Lazarus Effect is a smart, unsubtle chiller that should leave even a dedicated horror fan shaken and spooked from its opening scene’s revelations to its final scene’s implications. show more

  • 63
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    With its homages to "Frankenstein," "The Exorcist" and "The Shining," director David Gelb's The Lazarus Effect is at least smarter and tenser than last year's crop of tame horror films. show more

  • 30
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The screenplay by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater begins promisingly enough with its slow-burn examination of the various moral issues involved. But once Zoe is resuscitated the proceedings descend into familiar horror film film tropes. show more

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