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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 a supernatural spirit 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. See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Lights Out  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,688,103, 24 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,235,683, 25 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,999,818, 12 August 2016
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2.35 : 1
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In an interview when asked about the casting of Diana, David said " I figured she would be pretty still but once I met Alicia, we met Alicia just to have her as a stunt person for whoever would play Diana, but when I met Alicia and she showed me what she could do because she's a dancer and she has full control over her body I was like, ' oh this is really awesome so let's have Alicia play Diana the whole time and we can really turn her into This ferocious, animalistic creature almost. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca is talking to her mother, she mistakenly refers to Diana as "Diane". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paul: [on video call] Hey, kiddo.
Martin: Hey, dad. Are you coming home soon?
Paul: Yeah, uh, in an hour or so. What's up? Where's mom?
Martin: I don't think she's feeling good.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mixxxer Show: Kovy (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Lights Out
Original music by Benjamin Wallfisch
Label: WaterTower Music
© 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC
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More of the same
3 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

A film that brings more of the same, with virtually all the clichés of middling horror movies that take over the cinema lately, "Lights Out" does not stand out, the concept is different, but it is not new, the soundtrack (essence a horror film) is weak, all reasonable performances, the script is linear, tries to deepen but do not know how, and the film tries to scare all the time, but can not, and in some scenes starts laughing viewer to about shooting and narrative elements are reasonable, do not get to be bad not. If you are a cliché horror lover, go see this movie, otherwise pass away from the cinema.

It's another cliché that will fill theaters, but it has nothing to add.


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