Movie Review: Lights Out

Lights Out is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by David F. Sandberg (in his major directorial debut) and co-produced by James Wan. The film stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, and Maria Bello. It is based on Sandberg's 2013 short film of the same name and features Lotta Losten, who starred in the short. With a budget of just $4.9 million, the film was released worldwide on July 21, 2016 and was praised by many critics.

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The story goes like this: When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn't real when the lights went out...and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger...once the lights go out.

Lights Out is of horror genre, which runs for approximately 81 minutes. It's Rated PG-13 in most countries for terror throughout, violence including disturbing images, some thematic material and brief drug content. Lights out is not your typical horror movie. For one, it was based on a short film and has gone mainstream. Secondly, this was the film director's first major movie. Third, it was visually and mentally scary in a refreshing yet terrifying way. It could probably be the dark look and tone of the movie. Or it's probably just me trying to make sense of the story and the scary creature in it. Whatever the reason is, props to the director, the writers, the cast, and the scoring. Lights Out is as scary as hell from beginning up to the end. If you love horror movies, then this one is definitely for you.

RATING: 4.5 out of 5 STARS


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xoxo Nash


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