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The Lights (2009)

Not Rated | | Horror | 8 December 2009 (USA)
Four friends set out on a road trip to catch a better view of a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower.

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John Sjogren

Writer:

Bonnie Orr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Wallum Kerry Wallum ... Jack Carter
Joe Estevez ... Cade
Derek Lee Nixon ... Brad Taylor
Oscar Lusth ... Steve Saunders
Cathy Baron ... Madison Millaud
Elizabeth Paloma ... Kelly Rogers (as Elizabeth Jauregui)
Mary Bruton Mary Bruton ... Caroline Carter (as Mary Keating Bruton)
Cheyene Bayer Cheyene Bayer ... Brad's Fan
Megan Ritenhour Megan Ritenhour ... Herself
Lindsey Benavides Lindsey Benavides ... Cheerleader
Nick Cadena Nick Cadena ... 3rd Base Coach
Cervantes Reck ... Allan Taylor
Paul Jauregui Paul Jauregui ... Todd (as Paul West Jauregui)
Curtis Wayne ... Ezekiel Thomas
Aaron Chandler ... Robert Washburn
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Four friends set out on a road trip to catch a better view of a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower.

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Connections

References The Birds (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Miserably Happy
Written by Oren Hadar and Erin Alden
Performed by Erin Alden
Produced by Oren Hadar
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Why I can't watch movies with my friends....
4 December 2010 | by innocuousSee all my reviews

I sit through movies like this making the following types of comments: "Why are the cheerleaders' outfits Carolina blue and white while the players' uniforms are solid burgundy? Can't they agree on their school colors?" and "Why is the store clerk giving the girl her change in bills and coins when the purchase price was an even $16.00?" and "How can the 'best place' to watch a meteor shower be 12.5 miles outside of town? Don't they pretty much cover the sky throughout an area?"

Perhaps I should get a job sitting around the shooting sets pointing these things out to the directors.

One nice aspect of the film is that the story is open to some interpretation, especially the purpose/role of the titular "lights." Odd things happen and you are given very little clue as to why.

This is strictly an amateur production, but it's very watchable. The score is mixed a little too loud, but technically everything is within reasonable limits. The FX are decent for an independent film, too. And, after all, Charlie and Emilio aren't going to support Joe forever.


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