When has the attempted reanimation of a corpse ever ended well? Not quite a zombie movie, The Lazarus Effect explores the negative side-effects of messing with nature. Interestingly, Jiro Dreams Of Sushi director David Gelb steps out of his element here to take his first shot at a feature-length narrative film. Also operating out of their usual wheelhouses are Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, and Childish Gambino himself, Donald Glover. The Lazarus Effect opens nationwide on February 27, but The A.V. Club and Relativity have an opportunity for you to see it for free on February 25. For your chance to win a set of passes to the advanced screening, follow the link here and enter your information. Remember, seats are first come, first served, so you’ll want to arrive early. An official trailer and plot synopsis for the film can be found below.
“A team of graduate students are conducting experiments on reviving the dead. When they successfully bring back a dog, they know this breakthrough will change the world. But when the dean learns of their unsanctioned tests, she shuts them down, confiscating their materials, including the video that proves their technique works. Desperate to save their data and years of work, they break into their own lab to reproduce their results. But in the race to get what they need before they get caught, a member of the team is electrocuted and killed, leaving the group devastated…until they realize they have their first human test subject. What they don’t realize is when you bring someone back from the dead, they don’t come back the same. And what they bring with them is pure evil.”