The Lazarus Effect

Evil will rise


The Lazarus Effect
A young couple have 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. The lovers 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 the woman is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, her boyfriend 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 her. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life, but rather, the wrath of her return.

83 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Horror).
Horror, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Mark Duplaas, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Bolger, Evan Peters, Donald Glover, Ray Wise, Scott Sheldon
Director
David Gelb
ScreenplayLuke Dawson, Jeremy Slater
MusicSarah Schachner
CinematographyMichael Fimognari
EditingMichael N. Knue
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced byBlumhouse Productions, Chapter One Films, Lionsgate, Mosaic Media Group

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageLow, mild impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild, moderate impact, sustained psychological violence, infrequent, implied sci-fi violence
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyYes, exclamation
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Frank Scheck quote iconThe Lazarus Effect
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconDié prulspul is vol clichés
5
Metacritic.com
29 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
78 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Lazarus Effect has a talented cast and the glimmer of an interesting idea, but wastes it all on insipid characters and dull, recycled plot points.
3
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
8
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconTalent wasted in scary but cliché resurrection tale.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
24 users
9
Rottentomatoes users
11061 users
8
Internet
2935 Netizens
11

Average .. 34%

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