A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
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
The feature film debut of David F. Sandberg. He decided to expand his original short film Lights Out (2013) into a feature film after it garnered very positive reception on the internet. See more »
(at around 14 mins) When the social worker is talking to Rebecca, she asks if Martin is her brother. Rebecca responds that they are step-siblings. This is factually untrue since we learn later on in the movie that they both have the same mother. Therefore, they are half-siblings, not step-siblings. See more »
[on video call]
Hey, dad. Are you coming home soon?
Yeah, uh, in an hour or so. What's up? Where's mom?
I don't think she's feeling good.
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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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