The Lazarus Effect

Synopsis: 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 of
Director(s): David Gelb
  2 nominations.
83 min


It's still alive!

- Good morning, Dr. McConnell.

- Good morning, James. She's with me.

Um, we're operating under a grant

from Werner-Goss Biotechnical,

so you're gonna need to sign

a confidentiality agreement.

Uh, Niko, this is Eva.

- She's gonna be working with us.

- Hi. Nice to meet you.

- This is Clay.

- Hey.


We are... rolling.

Hi, I am Dr. Frank Walton.

And I am Dr. Zoe McConnell.

- What? No, what?

- Sorry.

You're like Kelly Ripa. You're like...

- OK.

- We are still rolling.

Hi, I'm Dr. Frank Walton.

I am the head researcher

at the Lazarus Project.

- And I am Dr. Zoe McConnell.

- And welcome to our laboratory.

- Welcome to our laboratory.

- You were so late!

- I can do that better.

- So late.

- How we doing?

- Was that OK?

This whole process started

with Zoe's big breakthrough.

She bonded fast-growth B-cell tumors,

which sped up the nerve fiber regrowth.

That created the Lazarus serum.

Over here, we have Niko to thank for

this Millennium Falcon-looking thing.

This is called the pulse array.

The pulse array then uses

timed electrical charges

to activate the serum.

Then we jump-start the neural reactions

by stimulating different parts

of the brain with electrical charges.

This is an articulated arm we developed

as an extension of the pulse array.

This goes into the temporal lobe

of the brain,

the serum ows into the brain,

we pull that switch right over there,

and then we hope for the best.

The goal here is simple:

To give health care professionals

more time to do their jobs.

To prolong that period

where you can safely bring someone back,

with no cognitive loss,

no long-term effects.

It's about giving everyone

that second chance they deserve.

You're such a dick.

I am the Lord of Catan,

and I deserve your respect!

That is a dick move

because I have no cards...

Hey, guys,

I don't have any cell service.

Um, we don't get much service

in the sub-basement,

but there's a landline on the wall

if you need it.

Oh, no. I'm good, thanks.

Documentary girl, man, she is so hot.

- Her name's Eva.

- I don't care what her name is.

I'd tap that. You wouldn't tap that?

She's all right.

You're ridiculous.

OK, so, um... most of this stuff is...

Basically run by me,

and I do everything.

- What do you think?

- I mean, does it matter?

It's not like we can send her home now.

Come on.

This could be a really good thing.

- I say we give her a chance.

- She's cute.

Yeah, she's gorgeous.

Super sexy with her red hair...

Get out. You're fired.

- I love you.

- Aw...

I'm so sorry. Not funny.

I shouldn't have done that. I'm sorry.

- No. I didn't...

- I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to scream.

A dental dam sounds like something

a dentist would use, does it not?

No, it doesn't.

You should've known what it was.

I wasn't getting as much action

as you think I was.

We were 22. You should've known by then

that that's what that's for.

It's not like an orthodontic thing.

So, um... how are you doing?

You know, with everything?


You know, good.

It's just, when we got the grant,

we decided the wedding and...

everything else would just be put off.

You know? This is more important.

But that was... three years ago?

You look at him, it's like

he doesn't even remember a time before.

It's just all about the work.

Yeah, well... maybe it's the universe

trying to tell you something.

Yeah. Finish the damn project, right?

- Yeah.

- Anyway, thank you for the sushi.

- No problem.

- Better get back to work.

Hey, lady.

Same dream?

I'm sorry.

Take your time. I'll be in the bed

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Luke Dawson

Luke Dawson is an American screenwriter who is best known for his scripts of the remake of Shutter and the Thriller film The Lazarus Effect. more…

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