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
Diana was created with a photorealistic prosthetic suit that could also function as a green screen suit so as to remove her from the scene when the lights came on. The designer of the suit previously created the title character of Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). See more »
When Rebecca and Martin are in the kitchen Rebecca places a milk jug on the table, milk instantly appears in a glass and the amount is constantly changing through the entire scene. See more »
I'm sleeping with him tonight. You know I'm doing this for him.
Just like I'm doing this for you.
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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 »
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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