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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.

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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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22 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Lights Out  »

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$4,900,000 (estimated)

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$21,688,103 (USA) (22 July 2016)

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$67,235,683 (USA) (23 September 2016)
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A sequel to the film was immediately greenlit after the film recouped its budget on its opening weekend alone. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca is brushing back Martin's hair, the style of the hair, mainly the fringe, changes throughout the process. See more »

Quotes

Diana: [after being shot at] That won't hurt me.
Sophie: [puts gun to her head] This will. There's no you without me.
Rebecca: Mom, what are you doing?
Sophie: Saving your lives.
[pulls the trigger]
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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 #14.32 (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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Worth the watch!
30 July 2016 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie will get your pulse up fast, revealing the "horror" very early on. Interestingly enough, it keeps that pulse up throughout the movie despite revealing a lot in the beginning. The concept of something that can only appear and be seen if it's dark (and with a somewhat supernatural ability to destroy light bulbs) is bound to lead to a jump scare or ten whenever it appears. Towards the end you've almost gotten so used to it that the scare effect wears off a bit, and is one of two reason I don't rank this a 10.

Characters in this movie is also really good, well written and performed, and with a young boy that if not before, totally kick started his future acting career with this movie. The plot has some weight and emotion to it, and with a solid ending that works great.

The other drawback with this movie for me was mostly because of unrealistic behaviour from our main characters at times. Like when miss heels from Jurrasic World is worried that when she releases T-Rex it won't be able to follow her if she runs, so she waits for it to come close, walks for a bit, then runs. Those kinds of unrealistic bahaviours. But I've seen worse, so I suggest you just put this on and roll with it!

All in all you get everything you want from a jump scare movie with Lights Out, with a good plot and good actors that deliver, and a scare factor we all can relate to. You might not be so happy with turning of your lights going to bed later that night, so if you have a weak stomach you might wanna sit this one out.


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