Lights Out (2016)
The movie is a kind of supernatural horror by director David Sandberg as his main directorial debut. The film was produced by James Wan, Lawrence Grey, and Eric Heisserer with writer Heisserer. The movie is from the Sandberg’s 2013 small film of similar title. The movie was a success and because of this, there is a sequel in development.
The Cast Lists:
Emily Alyn Lind played as Young Sophie
Billy Burke played as Paul, Rebecca’s stepfather
Ava Cantrell played as the Young Diana
Alexander DiPersia played as Bret, Rebecca’s bf
Amiah Miller played as the Young Rebecca
Lotta Losten played as Esther, the assistant of Paul
Andi Osho played as Emma
Alicia Vela-Bailey played as Diana, the malevolent spirit
Teresa Palmer played as Rebecca
Gabriel Bateman played as Martin, Rebecca’s brother
Maria Bello played as Rebecca, Sophie, and as Martin’s mother
The Story Line:
In one warehouse of textiles, the worker Esther noticed a shadow of a figure when the lights were turned off, but there was nobody there when the lights are on. She warned the owner Paul regarding the apparition, whom he disregards, and then leave. Paul is tracked and killed gruesomely by the figure.
Rebecca, Paul’s stepdaughter, was away from her brother Martin and mother Sophie. Sophie has a recorded depression and mental illness that has come back when talking to unseen friend. One evening, Martin spotted Sophie speaking in a figure and was afraid, gaining insomnia. Martin was taken by Rebecca to her place to protect him towards their mother’s wishes. That evening, she awakened to locate the figure, hardly avoiding its assault just as the house neon sign is turned on.
The following morning, Rebecca discovered Diana doodle on the floor. She remembered Diana from her childhood, the cause she was left when her father abandoned them. Then, she breaks in and saw files about Diana and Sophie, and that she was murdered when exposed to a light for a research. That evening, Sophie has a film night with Martin, but with the figure, frightened him. She told him the story about the Diana, her buddy when she was in unusual condition in an institution that made her skin tone photosensitive. Martin saw Diana crouched above and then lights on, evading Rebecca before Diana will attack him. Rebecca faced Sophie is regarding Diana but she did not admit the accusations. Bret, her boyfriend, Rebecca, and Martin settle for sleeping over to protect her. Rebecca goes to Sophie’s bedroom to reconcile; and Sophie secretly lapses, her a note that says “I need help” just before Diana tugs her inside. Rebecca then understands that she is in big trouble.
The Writers’ View:
This film will make your pulse up that fast, informing you that it is a horror film. Sufficiently interestingly, it maintains that pulse up all through the film in spite of revealing so much in the beginning. The thought of something that may only emerge when it is dark is bound to make you ready for a jump scare whenever it appears. The characters in this film were all good and delivered their acting good, it was well performed and written, and the plot has some emotion and weight on it, plus the solid finale that works really great. There are still some flaws, but, all in all you give everything you wanted from a jump scare film. After watching, you might not want to turn your lights off before going to bed, so be sure to sleep with someone else beside you!
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