Thursday, December 8, 2016
Lights Out is a 2016 horror movie directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman and Maria Bello.
A man called Paul(Billy Burke) is working in his textile factory when he is attacked by a shadowy creature who appears when the lights are turned off. He is killed by the creature. Paul had a stepdaughter called Rebecca(Palmer) and she has a brother called Martin(Bateman) who lives with their mother Sophia(Bello). She has mental problems and Rebecca worries about her brother living with her. Martin is seeing the same shadowy figure which comes out when it is dark. He is afraid to turn out the lights. His mother is talking to the figure and Martin is worried about her. Rebecca is called by the school as Martin is falling asleep in class. Rebecca wants to take him home with her.
Martin has to go back to his mother. Rebecca worries about what will happen. She is visited by the same creature and she knows that this thing is called Diana. Diana was in a mental institution with Sophia when she was young and she had a rare skin disease which meant that she could not go out in the light. She died when an experiment went wrong. She has come back to be with Sophia.She visited Rebecca too when she was young and gave her nightmares. Rebecca decides to stay with Martin and her mother and see what is going on.
Diana turns up and they have to fight her by turning on all of the lights. Rebecca discovers that Diana is there to stay with Sophia and that she won't let anyone interfere. She killed Paul for this reason as he was a threat to her. The cops come to the house but Diana kills them. She is seemingly unstoppable but Sophia realises that is she dies, Diana dies with her so she kills herself. End of movie.
This is an entertaining horror movie with some creepy moments. I enjoyed it and I found it good fun.
I hadn't heard much about this movie before I watched it and it was a pleasant surprise. It is not too scary but there are some unsettling moments in this. I liked the cast and all in all, this was a good, decent horror movie. I will give it a 7/10.
Posted by Amanda at 11:58 PM