A number of brain death disputes are pending in US courts this month. So, the new film The Lazarus Effect seems timely.
Reminiscent of Pet Cemetery, this film follows a group of researchers who have achieved the unimaginable – bringing the dead back to life by directly stimulating the brain. The team first successfully performs a trial on a newly deceased animal. But when one of the researchers is accidentally killed, the team attempts to resurrect their first human test subject. Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong.
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