• Lights Out (2016)

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Lights Out

Release Date: July 22nd, 2016

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

When Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) left home, she thought that her childhood fears were behind her. As a young girl growing up, she was never really sure of what was real when the lights went out at night. Now, her little brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that jeopardized her safety and sanity. Holding a mysterious attachment to their mother (Maria Bello), a supernatural entity has returned with a vengeance to torment the entire family.

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Maria Bello, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Andi Osho, Rolando Boyce

Director: David F. Sandberg

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Atomic Monster, Grey Matter

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: School , Car , House , Intense , Pursuit , Dark , Friend , 2010s , Office , Escape , Brother , Survival

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This one, a debut feature, is awfully inept, whereas the short isn’t long enough for ineptitude to take hold, or for a story to develop. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A well-shot, gore-free psychological thriller about our elemental fear of darkness, Lights Out has a good deal in common with "The Babadook." While it can't touch Jennifer Kent's masterpiece, it does mark the arrival of a major new talent. show more

  • 60
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    Coming in a few notches below the terror factor of Wan’s most exemplary material, this somewhat less-satisfying variation of an ill-fated haunting nonetheless represents a solid debut for Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg show more

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