Lights Out

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"You were right to be afraid of the dark."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 6.3  (139,674)
  • 58

In the horror movie Lights Out, Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) grew up thinking that her childhood fears of the dark and night terrors were caused by an overactive imagination. But when her younger brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) experiences the same unexplainable events, Rebecca starts to investigate the mysterious and terrifying figure that only appears when the lights go out.

As Rebecca delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers a connection between the entity and her mother Sophie (Maria Bello), who struggles with severe depression and a troubled past. With the help of her boyfriend Bret (Alexander DiPersia), Rebecca uncovers the horrifying truth behind the entity and must confront her family's dark history to save her brother and herself from a haunting fate.

The film, directed by David F. Sandberg, blends jump scares with psychological horror as it explores the effects of untreated mental illness and the trauma that can be passed down through generations. The use of the entity, who can only exist in the darkness and disappears in the light, adds a unique and chilling element to the story as the characters are forced to navigate their fear of the dark to survive.

Palmer delivers a strong performance as the determined and protective older sister, while Bateman impresses in his portrayal of the vulnerable and scared Martin. Bello's portrayal of a struggling mother adds depth to the story and provides a crucial lens through which to examine the themes of mental illness and generational trauma.

The film's cinematography and sound design also play key roles in creating the tense and eerie atmosphere. The use of shadows and darkness heighten the sense of danger and suspense, while the sound of the entity's scratching and breathing sends chills down the spine.

Overall, Lights Out is a well-crafted and terrifying horror movie that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. With strong performances, a thrilling story, and effective scares, it is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Lights Out is a haunting and suspenseful exploration of fear, mental illness, and the horror that can lurk in the darkness.

Lights Out is a 2016 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 58.

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    1 hr 21 min
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    6.3  (139,674)
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