There is something to be said about horror films with great set up. Director David Gelb definitely has that with Lazarus, but unfortunately, delivers a second half of Titanic proportions. Essentially, Lazarus does all its homework to kick off the terror and then sh$ts the bed. See below for further details, if needed.
Premise: A group of scientists/med students find a way to bring dead patients back to life with horrible consequences. Result: See above. -_-
Lazarus centers on an intriguing premise: Frank (Mark Duplass) and fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde) lead a team of scientists/med-students (?) in an attempt to discover a serum that will give surgeons additional time to revive patients after “death.” Their team consists of student documentarian Eva (Sarah Bolger) and medical assistants Clay (Evan Peters) and Niko (Donald Glover), as well as tons of emotional baggage.