Lights Out (2016)

Starring

Teresa Palmer – Rebecca
Gabriel Bateman – Martin
Alexander DiPersia – Bret

Summary

“When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie.”

-From IMDB.com

Review

This movie was absolutely fantastic. It was scary, but not gruesome scary, which I really am not into. There was a little bit of blood, and a few deaths, but it was more jump scares and they did a good job. It really brought back your fears of the dark from when you were a kid.

I always had this kind of fear that I’d turn the lights out and I’d see something but when the light were on it would disappear and this movie definitely brought them back. It is nice to know that grown men were jumping in the movie theatre as well. I was proud that I didn’t scream once…or jump. But my heart beats were off the chart. I was quite stressed but it was a really good movie.

There was a good story to it and it didn’t end in the way that you thought it was going to. The entire time I was curious as to how the movie was going to end because there was no clear cut way to be dealing with the creature which was terrorizing the family, but in the end you just sat there like “what…oh..” It was a clean ending but not really expected.

The filming was really good as well. It was quite simple and a very dark movie overall. A lot of the movie was spent in the dark with the creature there or the creature living in the dark corners of areas and it was quite an interesting idea with what they had done. The whole idea of this creature only existing in the dark was creative and not something I’ve really come across before.

I’ve only recently started to get into horror movies a lot more and I have to say that this one was really good. For story I would say a 4/5 and for scare factor, I would say 5/5. It kept you on your toes, you weren’t sure what was going to happen and when something would jump out. There were a few moments I was so ready for something to pop out and nothing did and your heart was racing for nothing. So you never knew when something would really jump out and when something wouldn’t.

To say I was a little afraid to turn the lights off later that evening is an understatement. That’s how you know a movie did its job!

Overall I really did enjoy the movie and do recommend watching this. It’s a perfect, absolutely perfect, Halloween movie. And probably will watch it again around then.

It is based off a short which is on YouTube and I posted it below. But once again, viewer discretion is advised. It made me jump…And the movie is clearly based off of this kind of idea. It just takes it way further.

So go out and enjoy it at your local movie theatre if you have nothing else to do this weekend and just want to go out and relax..well kind of relax.

Happy watching!