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 .
|violence||The opening credits show various forms of blood and gore. A dead dog, with cataracts, is injected with a syrum and electrocuted a few times, then violently jumps back to life, startling everyone around. Then thrashes and shows signs of aggression. His cataracts then disappear. Trying to recreate the dog resurrection, a woman is electrocuted (she was wearing a ring and we see the burnt wound) with bloodshot eyes. She dies as her friends cry. A man uses the serum to attempt to resurrect his electrocuted girlfriend. He punctures the injection needle into her brain through her temple, we hear a gross crunch. After hiding from a security guard, he checks on her and she is sitting up and grabs his arm staring deeply in shock. Throughout the movie, we see repeated visions of a burning building, charred hands under the door and a scared little girl. Zoe starts to rise off a couch while having a nightmare and opens her eyes and they appear completely black. A man walks into a room and is startled by Zoey and after rejecting affection from her, she uses telekinesis to throw him into a closet, and as he screams in terror, the closet starts to crunch and shrink crushing him. We see blood pour out of the bottom of the closet. A man and a woman run throughout a dark building to find Zoey. The man sees her at the end of a hallway and when he attempts to help her, her eyes turn black, she grabs his head, tilts it up and forces it down onto his spine (we hear a crunch), and then pushes hard into his temples. We see blood and bruising as his face swells up, his eyes go bloodshot, she screams and he dies falling to the ground. Zoe twists the woman's head breaking her neck. Zoe injects Frank with the serum in order to bring him back to life. To amp up her power, Zoe injects herself with an entire bag of the Lazarus Serum.|
|profanity||Occasional profanity is heard, both casually and out of fear. 8 uses of sh*t, 1 uses of ass, 2 uses of dick (non-sexual)|
|alcohol||**++==--__SP0ILER AL3RT!!!__--==++** A man uses an electric cigarette throughout the movie, annoying his friends. The friends drink to celebrate the dog resurrection. (> 0w0 <) #kitty face!!!!!|
|frightening||A pig violently thrashes on an operating table. A dog jumps to life from the dead. A man brings a woman back to life. She sits up under a sheet and grabs his arm, scaring him. A burning building with hands seen under a door and a little girl in the dark is shown a lot. A woman kills a dog. (This is done off screen and we never see the dogs body) A woman's voice deepens demonically.|