Saturday, August 13

Movie Review: Lights Out (2016)

Length: 1h 35 min
Released:  July 2016
Genre: Horror
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: Seen at the Theaters


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.


For those that know me....I am terrified of the dark. Always have been, always will be. However, I do adore scary films that play on my fears, so this was the film for me.

Confession time.....I seen this twice. I went with some gal pals and then BF wanted to go and see it when I told him about, so I went and seen this again with him. Honestly, it was worth a second watch and it was still just as good and scary.

Now, there is this nasty ghostie who is attached to the mom and needs the mom to stay off her pills to stay "alive". The kids now have to deal with it and try to figure out what to do to get rid of this murderous obsessive ghostie who wants the mom. The ghostie has one weakness: the lights. Keep the lights on to stay alive. 

That ghostie was scary and creepy. There a part where you want to feel sorry for her, but then you don't. 

The acting was good. I do wish the Dad had lived a little longer, because I really liked the actor, but his death was the catalyst for the story, so I get it. The little boy did a good job and I liked him. At first I didn't like Rebecca's boyfriend, but he was resilient and stuck around, so he grew on me. Rebecca, the sister, was the best of the entire cast. She really did a good job. I would like to see other films with her in it.

Now, I feel the last 30 mins was the best of the movie. I was legitimately on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was SO unsure how they were going to save the mom, get rid of the ghostie, and save themselves. The last scene! I wish I could discuss it, but I don't want to ruin the ending. Just know I liked it and I was speechless for a bit, because I had to wrap my mind around it for a bit.

My only compliant/confusion was the black-light part. It doesn't hurt the ghostie like normal light...but you can see her? Maybe I missing something and its my fault, but I didn't quite get it. 

The story was original, but the lights part really reminded me of "Darkness Falls" with the whole concept of the ghostie getting you ONLY in the dark. 

In the end, this was good both times I watched it. I would honestly watch it again. It was good and scary. I'm terrified of the dark and this movie really played on that, so I had to sleep with some lights on. The acting was okay and the story was an original, but the concept of the ghostie's abilities was based off an older movie. Overall, I do recommend it if you need a good scare with a good storyline. 

Plot: 4
Screen Writing: 4
Characters: 3
Acting: 5
Costumes: 4
Scare factor: 5
Ending: 5

Lets stamp this with 4. 

Re-watch: Yes. 


Melliane said...

It looks well done and I confess that I didn't know about this one at all

Carole Rae said...

I don't think it was advertised much. I only heard of it from a friend who happened to see the trailer at a different movie.

Blodeuedd said...


Carole Rae said...

B, LOL! If you like scary I think you'll like it