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Lights Out (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror | 22 July 2016 (USA)
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Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with a supernatural spirit attached to their mother.

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Storyline

A man called Paul is working after hours and is murdered by a supernatural entity in the shadow. When his son, the boy Martin, is frightened by the same creature, he sees his mother Sophie talking to an imaginary friend called Diana in the shadow of her room. Martin does not sleep anymore during the night. His older step sister Rebecca who lives alone is summoned by the social assistant. She brings Martin home and recalls her own experience with Diana years ago when she was young. Rebecca and her boyfriend Bret investigate the connection of Sophie with Diana and come up to a scary revelation about their past. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Darkness will consume you. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for terror throughout, violence including disturbing images, some thematic material and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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22 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lights Out  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,688,103, 24 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,235,683, 25 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,999,818, 12 August 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Teresa Palmer had to use a wig in a few scenes. That was because she had to dye her hair black for Point Break (2015). See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) When Rebecca is brushing back Martin's hair, the style of the hair, mainly the fringe, changes throughout the process. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paul: [on video call] Hey, kiddo.
Martin: Hey, dad. Are you coming home soon?
Paul: Yeah, uh, in an hour or so. What's up? Where's mom?
Martin: I don't think she's feeling good.
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Crazy Credits

No person or entity associated with this film received payment or anything of value, or entered into an agreement, in connection with the depiction of tobacco products. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Enemy
Written by Bret Autrey
Performed by Bret Autrey (as Blue Stahli)
Courtesy of FIXT Music/Position Music
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Disappointed
13 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I went into this knowing that it was rated above average for a horror movie and came out feeling like I am on a totally different page.

It contains all the clichés of a typical, low budget horror movie with one-dimensional characters, a loose plot, weak acting, glaring stigma towards individuals with mental illness, and more. The fact that it is unable to hit the 1hr 30min mark should have warned me there was little substance and I did not find myself invested in the characters or the unveiling of the truth behind the situation. On a sidenote, there was not much to look forward to with the scariest moments already portrayed in the trailer as well. Terribly mediocre.


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