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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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David Gelb
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Duplass ... Frank
Olivia Wilde ... Zoe
Sarah Bolger ... Eva
Evan Peters ... Clay
Donald Glover ... Niko
Ray Wise ... Mr. Wallace
Scott Sheldon ... Security Guard
Emily Kelavos ... Little Girl
James Earl ... Security Guard Terrence
Amy Aquino ... President Dailey
Sean T. Krishnan ... Lawyer
Ator Tamras ... Burned Figure
Cato Cato ... Rocky the Dog
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reawakening See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,203,437, 1 March 2015

Gross USA:

$25,801,570

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,356,892
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Olivia Wilde stated in an interview that her character was inspired by John Malkovich's character, Vicomte Sebastien de Valmont from the film, Dangerous Liaisons (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Frank puts the syringe of Embutramide down on the floor, in the close-up it is clearly empty. See more »

Quotes

Frank: That's not Zoe in there.
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Connections

Spoofs Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Sworn by Mayhem
Performed by Kathie Talbot (as K.A. Talbot)
Written by Kathie Talbot and Julian Hochmuth
Courtesy of Riptide Music Group
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This is not a 5! It's better
31 May 2015 | by Finfrosk86See 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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