Lights Out

2016

Action / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

342
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 117528

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
October 12, 2016 at 06:54 AM

Cast

Teresa Palmer as Rebecca
Maria Bello as Sophie
Emily Alyn Lind as Teen Sophie
Gabriel Bateman as Martin
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
599.62 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
P/S 7 / 93
1.24 GB
1920*800
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
P/S 4 / 115

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by deejayprithvi 10 / 10

Finally a horror film after so long!

I am a fan of bottom line horrors like The Grudge, The Ring, etc. I had been following the trend for quite so long that those horror films that leaves you frightened with the thought of sleeping alone or wandering alone in your house in the dark, are long gone. The new horror movies are scary and they givesl you jumpscares for a couple of times throughout the movie and that is good. But an intense horror that is been carried throughtout the film with a climax scene that is the most scary of them all are not to be found now a days. If you are a die hard fan of films like The Grudge and so, you won't find it exactly up that level but you won't have a bad time. And if you are faint of heart then you are gonna be terrified!

Reviewed by matheusteixe 2 / 10

A roller-coaster of jump scares

Lights out… an eerie silhouette of a human-like creature loiters down the hall. You repeatedly blink in an attempt to mould its blurred lines, but the dishevelled contour of the unfathomable spectre remains absolutely motionless. Lights on… nothing there. Lights out… it's moved a couple of inches near you, and your breath starts to come in short gasps. Lights on… a tinge of stinging pain strikes your bloodshot eyes, and sweat covers your petrified face. You hesitatingly move your fingers upon the switch and take an abrupt stop in the middle to wonder what will happen the next time the lights go out. Well, let's see. Lights out… perhaps, you shouldn't have been so curious.

In 2013, Swedish filmmaker, David F. Sandberg, put out one of the most iconic horror short-film experiences that the internet had ever experienced. By that time, all the corners of the virtual realm were awash with the amateurish spine-tingling stories, and the emergence of urban legends, such as The Slenderman. They galvanised aspiring writers to leave their marks on virtual forums, but a selected few decided to take their projects to a whole new level by transferring them to a wider scope.

Lotta Losten, who played the nameless main character in the short-film version, enacts a below-par reinterpretation of the same scene, which filled our hearts with sheer dread on Youtube. This time, she plays a woman who works in a mannequin warehouse, and, while clocking out, happens to have a ghastly encounter with a ghoulish presence; However, she's able to sheer away from a gruesome fate. Subsequently, she warns her boss, Paul, about what she saw. He doesn't seem to give much thought to it, but later on, while walking down a dimly lit hall, he comes across a monstrous apparition, which drags him into the darkness, and mauls him to death.

The story follows the brothers, Martin and Rebecca, trying to fathom the depression episodes of their mother, Sophie, who happens to have an unexplained connection with the same demonic entity, who attacked Paul, their stepfather. Rebecca is the typical rogue girl who's then telephoned by the school, where her brother studies, to talk about his sleeping in the class, of which he attributes to the same entity which happened to haunt his sister. Rebecca feels beholden to become his responsible guardian, inasmuch as her mother is not of sound mind to look after the boy, and that's when the very same monstrosity that traumatised her childhood, decides to lurk in the shadows of her bedroom one more time.

Unfortunately, the adapted version falls short in offering an immersing narrative compared to the original one. The short-film is well-off for uneasiness. It relates to the blood-curdling sensation of going to the kitchen, in the middle of the night, to get a glass of water, and feeling that, at any moment, a gelid hand will sneak up on you. The foundations of the original piece are the imaginary phantasmal beasts, which are masterfully woven due to mere creaks and noises.

The experience does not establish a favourable pace in order to evoke a heartfelt sympathy towards the characters. The film doesn't take too long to showcase its premise by walking us through its mechanics. A glowing lamp pops up in the screen signalling its importance in the narrative and it appears that the whole story is used as a mere background for its successful jump scares extravaganza. 'Lights Out' didn't seem to have inherited the same traces that its predecessor could have bequeathed, instead, it limits itself as a roller-coaster filled with jump scares that do not allow the viewer to take in the events. Notwithstanding, it does not entirely fail to regale us. The formula can be categorised as hackneyed, but gets its message effortlessly through to us by simply saying: Grab a torch and give darkness a wide berth. Lights Out… enjoy the ride.

Verdict: 2/5

Reviewed by devinkirby 4 / 10

Basic jump-scare flick, nothing more

Lights Out doesn't break any new ground, nor does it really attempt to. 81 minutes of PG-13 jump scares and basic horror tropes in the vein of The Grudge. Not bad for a summer fright fest, but don't expect more as you won't find it here. Technically it looked and sounded great, with a notable crazy-mom performance from Maria Bello.

If you've seen the director's original short you've basically seen this movie already, however if you're looking for a quick scare without a lot of substance this should do the trick. For a good storyline with stylish direction look elsewhere, as the missed opportunities pile up rather quickly with this one.

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