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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.

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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Taglines:

Darkness will consume you. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,268,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,868,835
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A youtuber by the name of CreepsMcPasta claimed that the director of "Lights Out" David F. Sandberg may have stolen the idea of the concept from one of his YouTube stories titled "The Abstergo Man". Even though the film was based on the short film of the same name which was also directed by Sandberg, the short was released on December of 2013 while the "Abstergo Man" story was uploaded to YouTube on October of 2013 which was two months earlier from the release of the short film. The two stories also share similarities of plot which involves around a dark figure that appears when the lights are off and disappears when the lights are turned on. So far, Sandberg himself has not replied to this accusation. 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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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 »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Annabelle Creation (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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Excellent horror movie!
21 July 2016 | by dlora_santanaSee 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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