Lights Out Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 9013

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 26

Theatrical Release Date: 07/22/2016

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/25/2016

Language: English

Genre: Horror

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: David F. Sandberg

Actors: Teresa Palmer, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Amiah Miller, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Maria Russell

Plot: Based on the 2013 short of the same name - a woman finds herself tormented by a creature that only appears when the lights go out. -- Chris Kavan

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019

Pretty rudimentary in the ways of jump-scare horror, but "Lights Out" isn't without some fairly nifty touches.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/19/2017

It can be tricky adapting a short in to a full-length film, but David F. Sandberg managed just fine. Really liked the design of the monster and the story to go along with it. Characters were a bit thin, but overall a great experience. I also like the fact Sandberg chose piratical effects over CG when he could. Effective horror, make sure to watch with the lights out.

Rating of
2.5/4

Amy - wrote on 07/27/2016

I can see how this made a great horror short, but it felt a little thin as a feature. The concept is great and there were a lot of scary moments, but some of the reveals would have been more effective later in the movie, and the backstory could have used more depth. Lastly, the concept seemed an invitation to some really cool and innovative cinematography, but while the camera work was good, it didn't blow me away as I had hoped.

Full Movie Reviews

ikkegoemikke
ikkegoemikke
Movie God

Rating of
2/4

Not as frightening as I thought it would be

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 01/13/2017

"You should let me stay at your place, just for a night. Good luck with that one, buddy."

In the vinyl era (Indeed, I experienced those days as well) you could purchase an extended version of a single. The so-called maxi-single. Sometimes you were surprised by the extended version of the single because not so bad sounding variations were added in an artistic way. However, in most cases it was just a miserable elongated version with unnecessary repetitions and tedious long intros and outros. The final feeling was more like a slight disappointment and a sudden realization that the music industry tricked you again and took away your laboriously saved money in a shrewd way. A maxi-single wasn't a guarantee that a sublime sounding music tune would sound even more impressive. I have the …

Terry
Terry
Rising Star

Rating of
1.5/4

Could have been a lot better

Terry - wrote on 10/10/2016

With such a good concept in a pity that more effort wasn’t put into the story. I really enjoyed the short film the movie was based on, also directed by David F. Sandberg, and I couldn’t wait to see the long theatrical version. I was simply expecting much more than what I got.

The beginning of the movie showed promise of a good movie and then it’s all downhill. There is almost no character build up and the story’s background is based on a very mediocre plot. The film’s original idea needed a far more original story. A girl ghost that haunts a family and the heroic daughter who delves into its past and finds a way to destroy it. Very unoriginal, but with more character depth and dialogue, this could have been overlooked considering the idea of a ghost only appearing when the …

Snoogans
Snoogans
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

Watch it in the Dark

Snoogans - wrote on 07/30/2016

'Lights Out' is the feature length adaptation of the famous short seen on YouTube. Up and coming director, Sandberg, crafts a competent small-budgeted horror film. Sufficient amounts of tension are built throughout to accentuate the jolts. It felt as though each scary scene, while paced very well, was purposefully formatted to end on a jump-scare. Admittedly, they are examples of how to properly execute a jump-scare. Every individual eerie moment has a payoff. To me, this structure didn't manage to sustain tension throughout the entire film - providing a somewhat fragmented feeling of fright. One elongated sequence in the climax did retain the same level of fear I had while watching the original short. Some time is spent on uncovering the mystery of this entity hiding in the …

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