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The Lazarus Effect (2015)

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A group of medical researchers 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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Evil will rise


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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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27 February 2015 (USA)  »

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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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Completed in 2013 and originally set to be released by Lionsgate. The film was released two years later, with Relativity Media providing domestic distribution, while Lionsgate retained international rights. See more »

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During the experiments on the pig and the dog, it is stated that the Lazarus drug needs to be injected into their temporal lobes. However when they are trying to bring Zoe back the needle is in fact inserted into her frontal lobe. The temporal lobe on a human is farther back and lower. 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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Spoofs Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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This is not a 5! It's better
31 May 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Like I said in my Wild Card review, sometimes I don't get why movies get such low ratings on here. I have seen plenty of movies that deserves a 5 or lower, this is not one of them.

This movie is short and sweet. It is entertaining, never boring, cool stuff happens, actors are good. I got certain Hollow Man vibes.. A team is working on some amazing stuff, and the environments (labs and such) are just nice and cozy.

I don't think The Lazarus Effect was meant to be a big, thought provoking masterpiece, it was meant as a short and entertaining horror flick. And it is exactly that. It's got a couple of actors we've seen before, (including the very cute Olivia Wilde) which always helps in this kind of horror quick fix.

So, to sum up, don't expect very big things, expect a couple of jump scares, a nicely paced plot, decent effects.. It's just easily seen. (translated directly from Norwegian: 'lettsett')


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