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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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Darkness will consume you. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror throughout, violence including disturbing images, some thematic material and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lights Out  »

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Box Office


$4,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lotta Losten, star of the original short, returns for a role and gives her feature film debut. See more »


(at around 23 mins) When Rebecca is brushing back Martin's hair, the style of the hair, mainly the fringe, changes throughout the process. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

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 »


Featured in Half in the Bag: Annabelle Creation (2017) See more »


Written by Bret Autrey
Performed by Bret Autrey (as Blue Stahli)
Courtesy of FIXT Music/Position Music
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Excellent horror movie!
21 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I personally think this movie is one of the greatest horror movies ever! Teresa Palmer and Gabriel Bateman's acting is very good, absolutely credible, almost like Rosa Byrne's performance in Insidious, which was flawless. The cinematography was good, dark scenes pretty clear, intense sound effects well achieved.

If you go to the cinema with your childhood fears, you will really enjoy this movie. It's full of scares and if you put attention to them, they are the kind of scares that you really fear when you are a kid.

I don't understand why people cannot leave their critics-attitude at home and simply enjoy this movie or any other movie. If they do it, you'll enjoy it a lot.

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