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A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.

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THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank and his fiancé Zoe who've achieved the unimaginable - bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject. Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question ... Written by Relativity

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror violence, terror and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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$3,300,000 (estimated)

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$10,203,437 (USA) (27 February 2015)

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$25,799,043 (USA) (5 June 2015)
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Olivia Wilde and Evan Peters appeared together in Season 5, Episode 9 of House M.D. (2004). See more »

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When applying the bandage to Zoe's head, it's clearly backwards with the white side facing out, then later it is applied in the proper direction. See more »

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Zoe: If we are going to be asking the questions, we have to be ready for the answers.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Focus/The Lazarus Effect (2015) See more »

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Very Solid, Very Original
27 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most Blumhosue produced films are utter trash(Jessabelle, The Purge, etc.) and I'm a big horror fan so this movie caught my eye. And I wasn't disappointed at all. Going in with an open mind, what I really liked about the film was that it didn't move into demonic territory to provide cheap scares. Sure, some pop up scares were cliché, but they didn't have to use demons to make the film creepy. Olivia Wilde is fantastic in her role, as is Evan Peters. The film also has a solid story, and borrows elements from Pet Semetary, The Shining, and Lucy(yes it makes sense). Without losing the plot in itself like recents like Project Almanac, it sticks to a meaningful script, and provides fun, campy scares. It wasn't golden, nor is it a new classic, but it's a brisk fun way to lose yourself in the macabre. It's also one of the better recent horror films. Defiantly recommend this, and I hope my review has helped!


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