The Lazarus Effect

Little more than a generic zombie movie

A bunch of brainy researchers looking into reanimating dead things goes off the rails when an electrocuted team member becomes their next subject. This “Boo” movie cheapie will be remembered, if at all, for its wildly overqualified cast, headed up by Olivia Wilde. It cobbles together bits from Carrie, Flatliners, The Shining and other superior genre efforts, is heavy on the pseudoscientific babble, and cheats. Not suspenseful, not scary. Inexorably it devolves into clichéd horror gimmickry, and by the end it’s little more than a generic zombie movie with a slightly better looking undead person. (83 min)