New featurette: A lesson on “Playing God” from “THE LAZARUS EFFECT”


Opening later this month from Relativity Media, THE LAZARUS EFFECT explores the dark side of near-death experiences, and what happens when people wind up inducing them. Check out a new featurette on the movie and its spiritual/paranormal subject matter after the jump.

Hitting theaters February 27, THE LAZARUS EFFECT marks the narrative feature directorial debut of acclaimed documentarian David Gelb, and hails from the prolific Blumhouse Productions fright factory. Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger star; the synopsis: “THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank [Duplass] and his fiancée Zoe [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 [Glover, Bolger and 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 is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.” Look for a feature story on THE LAZARUS EFFECT in Fango #340, on sale later this month.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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