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

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Lights Out  »

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$4,900,000 (estimated)

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$21,688,103 (USA) (24 July 2016)

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$67,235,683 (USA) (25 September 2016)
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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 »

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Diana's shadow form appears to be naked, but when we see her body under the UV light, she's always wearing a dress. See more »

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[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 »

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Followed by Lights Out 2 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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See this if you want fun & scary
14 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw a screening of it. If you like horror I'd say go see it. It is a jump scare movie but there's some depth and story to it. Character development was great, actually get to care about them and want to see them make it out. Acting was pretty good. F/X were good. The only part that I didn't like was they did the explanation of the backstory by one character explaining it to another. I always hate when they do that, just seems lazy.

The audience really got into it with a lot of people jumping and then a lot of giggles at themselves and others for jumping. Oh and in our screening the comedic relief of the big guy down front yelling "oh s**t" every time Diana jumps out. It reminded me of when I was a young teen and we'd get a whole group to go see the newest horror (F13,Halloween etc)You can't take it too seriously, just sit back and enjoy it.

Overall I'd give it a 8/10 which is pretty good for a horror flick.


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