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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.

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David F. Sandberg

Writers:

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

Maria Bello (Sophie) compared Diana to Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees saying "I think people at Comic-Con will be dressed up as Diana next year, just the way she moves her hands and shoulders I think created an entire Beast I think her creature will transcend time and will be like a Freddy Krueger or a Jason". See more »

Goofs

(at around 22 mins) 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 »

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

References Superman: The Animated Series (1996) See more »

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Lights Out
Original music by Benjamin Wallfisch
Label: WaterTower Music
© 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC
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Fine for a fun theater experience, nothing special though
23 July 2016 | by meredithkembleSee all my reviews

Lights Out wasn't a bad film, and it's always nice when a horror film comes out that has some scary moments and is only PG-13. Usually I go into PG-13 horror films with low expectations, which allowed me to enjoy the movie for what it is: a bunch of jump scares. The short film this movie was based off was simple, and effectively scary. By adding so much to the concept, it threw off the pacing. This film tried to be more than what is was. It tried to explore a deeper meaning, touching on mental illness and family problems (think The Babadook but not nearly as good), but it only managed to scratch the surface in a pretty shallow and uninteresting way. This was only accentuated by sub-par acting from quite a bit of the cast.

However, the film succeeded in making Diana frightening. By not ever showing her real form for much time outside of the shadows, she managed to be pretty horrifying. Definitely a creature to inspire nightmares when you turn out the lights.

Overall it was fun to go see in a theater filled with jumpy teenagers, but not really worth a second watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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