New Clip for The Lazarus Effect Contemplates Death

The Lazarus Effect posterRemember the 1990 film, FLATLINERS? In it four medical students experiment with near death experiences in order to try and deal with past tragedies. Things of course get out of hand. The upcoming film, THE LAZARUS EFFECT plays with some similar ideas but takes things further. The film is directed by David Gelb (who directed the excellent documentary, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI), is written by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater, and stars Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, and Donald Glover. I’m a huge fan of Mark Duplass’ films and of course his work on the TV show, THE LEAGUE, and am really looking forward to checking this film out. Here’s the official trailer:

Now check out the plot crunch:

THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde,) 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 (Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger and Evan Peters) 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.

In the new clip, Wilde and Duplasss characters debate what happens after you die. I’m particularly interested and excited by this clip because it hints that maybe this film will be more than just trying to deliver some cheap scares. I’m always up for a heady horror film. Check out the clip below and let me know what you think.

Stay Bloody!!!

Film Title: The Lazarus Effect

5 Responses to “New Clip for The Lazarus Effect Contemplates Death”
  1. I have tickets this weekend, the scores haven’t been posted yet, but the PG13 rating does worry me. Fingers crossed it doesn’t suck 😉 Look out for my review at


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