Mad scientists have existed since the beginning of cinema, and The Lazarus Effect has zero problem borrowing from earlier films. It also snatches crumbs from The Exorcist and Paranormal Activity, among others. But! It's got an unusually good cast, fast pacing, and some decent frights.
We were at the special Comic-Con screening of Locke & Key, an attempted TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's acclaimed horror fantasy comic. We can officially add this to the list of brilliant pilots that never got series.