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Lights Out (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 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.

Director:

David F. Sandberg

Writers:

Eric Heisserer (screenplay), David F. Sandberg (based on the short film by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Teresa Palmer ... Rebecca
Gabriel Bateman ... Martin
Alexander DiPersia ... Bret
Billy Burke ... Paul
Maria Bello ... Sophie
Alicia Vela-Bailey ... Diana
Andi Osho ... Emma
Rolando Boyce ... Officer Brian Andrews
Maria Russell ... Officer Gomez
Elizabeth Pan ... Nurse
Lotta Losten ... Esther
Amiah Miller ... Young Rebecca
Ava Cantrell ... Teen Diana
Emily Alyn Lind ... Teen Sophie
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Storyline

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 »


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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Trivia

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

The condition Diana has is called Xeroderma pigmentosum, which makes the skin hyper sensitive to the Ultraviolet rays of the light. But in the movie we see Diana being okay with Blacklight/Pure UV light. UV light should be rather more dangerous to her with that condition than normal light. 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 Half in the Bag: The Mummy (2017) 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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User Reviews

 
Easily enjoyable with many enticing jump scares!
12 August 2019 | by amyrendellSee all my reviews

Expected quite a low budget feel to this movie, and was very pleasantly surprised. Kept us engrossed the whole time, was scary throughout with no boring lulls in the script, and an actual intriguing storyline. I'd definitely recommend a watch, it hits home the fear we all used to have (and still have in my case), of the unknown in the dark.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lights Out See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,688,103, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:

$67,268,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,868,835
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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