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Lights Out (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror | 22 July 2016 (USA)
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Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with an entity attached to their mother.

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A man called Paul is working after hours and is murdered by a supernatural entity in the shadow. When his son, the boy Martin, is frightened by the same creature, he sees his mother Sophie talking to an imaginary friend called Diana in the shadow of her room. Martin does not sleep anymore during the night. His older step sister Rebecca who lives alone is summoned by the social assistant. She brings Martin home and recalls her own experience with Diana years ago when she was young. Rebecca and her boyfriend Bret investigate the connection of Sophie with Diana and come up to a scary revelation about their past. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You were right to be afraid of the dark. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for terror throughout, violence including disturbing images, some thematic material and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Lights Out  »

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$4,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,688,103 (USA) (24 July 2016)

Gross:

$67,235,683 (USA) (25 September 2016)
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Trivia

Martin is seen wearing a Batman t-shirt in a photo and, in the same camera movement, we also see a figurine of Batman's sidekick Robin. Teresa Palmer was cast as Talia Al Ghul, one of Batman's villains and mother of Damian Wayne who took up the mantle of Robin, in George Miller's cancelled Justice League: Mortal (2007) and has since actively campaigned for the same role in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and opposite Ben Affleck in the DC Extended Universe. See more »

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Diana's shadow form appears to be naked, but when we see her body under the UV light, she's always wearing a dress. See more »

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[first lines]
Paul: [on video call] Hey, kiddo.
Martin: Hey, dad. Are you coming home soon?
Paul: Yeah, uh, in an hour or so. What's up? Where's mom?
Martin: I don't think she's feeling good.
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No person or entity associated with this film received payment or anything of value, or entered into an agreement, in connection with the depiction of tobacco products. See more »

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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.33 (2016) See more »

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Lights Out
Original music by Benjamin Wallfisch
Label: WaterTower Music
© 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC
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Are Your LIGHTS Still ON ?
3 August 2016 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Went to watch Lights Out last night at PVR. Lights Out proliferates scares, shocks and screams, with an entire audience squealing and squirming in their seats, screaming out loud, talking back to the screen at several sequences. Cinematography, script and direction are equally fine. The VFX added up to bring a lot more reality on screen. Right from the first scene to the very end little Gabriel Bateman steals the limelight and our hearts with his endearing acting. Teresa Palmer is absolutely great, no glamour or make-up, just top- notch acting; she is completely immersed in her role and her performance in Lights Out will take you on a scary ride.

Overall the movie was shot well with great background sound effects that managed to spook audiences. The rest of the cast have done complete justice to their roles. Those who stay alone in secluded places and try to sleep without light after watching this movie I don't know how do they overcome their fear of staying at home alone at night or sleeping alone without light !

My verdict here: 10/10

Lights Out was without a doubt one of the best horror movies I've seen in a long time.


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