A second trailer has just been released for sci-fi horror, The Lazarus Effect, and it has some great stuff in it, and no doubt horror fans will be loving what they see here.
Coming across as a sort of updated Flatliners, the film see’s Olivia Wilde brought back from the dead, and then things go horribly wrong. The trailer indicates that there will be plenty of effective scares, some impressive jump moments, and a general feeling of unease and panic.
For those wanting to know even more about the film, a full synopsis has now been released, which you’ll also find below.
The screenplay was written by newcommer Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater (who wrote the screenplay for Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot).
David Gelb directs, and the cast includes Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters and Donald Glover.
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.
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 of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.