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Lights Out [Blu-ray] [2016]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (596 out of 622)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes

    Synopsis


    Lights Out
    A young woman (Teresa Palmer) must protect her brother (Gabriel Bateman) from a terrifying apparition that only manifests in total darkness. Later, she realizes that this fearsome entity is connected to her mentally ill mother (Maria Bello), who has started hallucinating conversations with a mysterious figure named Diana. Billy Burke and Alexander DiPersia co-star. Produced by James Wan (The Conjuring), Lights Out is a feature-length expansion of director David F. Sandberg's short film of the same name, which became a viral sensation online. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Teresa Palmer
      Teresa Palmer - Rebecca
    • Gabriel Bateman
      Gabriel Bateman - Martin
    • Alexander DiPersia
      Alexander DiPersia - Bret
    • Billy Burke
      Billy Burke - Paul
    • Maria Bello
      Maria Bello - Sophie



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 622 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another solid horror release in 2016

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      Macleve13
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      While "Lights Out" is not in the same league as 2016's "The VVitch" or "The Conjuring 2", its simple premise is brought to life by smart, believable characters and a terrific performance by Teresa Palmer. The stylish, effective filmmaking from first time writer-director David F. Sandberg (adapting his own 2013 short film), earns all of its jump scares (a rarity in horror films today). The film clocks in well under an hour and a half (81 minutes including credits) but the pacing is near-perfect and the storyline is as fleshed out as it needs to be. If you were disappointed (and you should have been) by 2003's "Darkness Falls", this film is superior in every way. The video playback on the Blu-ray runs at a high bit-rate, translating to exceptional detail - especially during the film's many dark sequences where shadows and occasional burst of color and light are important to the film's atmosphere and scares. The disc also boasts one of the best surround sound experiences of the year for your home theater, enveloping listeners with discrete sound effects across all channels throughout the presentation. Disappointingly, there are few extras on the release, but it does thankfully include the film's original ending. Recommended for horror fans and for those looking for a fun, scary ride that rarely lets up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another "Win" For Modern Horror

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      RyanB
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      This is a good example of when a good idea gets to see its full potential. I remember seeing "Lights Out" a few years back when it originally debuted: As a short, 5 minute horror film on YouTube. Without any dialogue and minimal explanation, it managed to be original and truly terrifying. The full movie expands on the original's concept and adds a backstory explaining why this entity haunts this family. Surprisingly, the movie also does well as sort of a social commentary on mental illness. What I also like is that the characters in this movie are smart. They're not your typical stupid teens or brain dead characters practically waltzing into death at every turn. They quickly learn and adapt to the situation. I often found myself saying, "Why don't they just..." and before I could finish my sentence the characters in the movie had the same idea. I really appreciated that compared to the genre stereotypes we've come to expect. Overall, a great movie with good acting, some unexpected jump scares, and outright creepiness. With movies like this and "Don't Breathe", I'd say the horror genre is very much alive.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great horror film

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      SlimTB
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      Horror movies have been on the decline for awhile now. But that hasn't stopped me from being a fan of the genre. This movie is a throw back to the days old. When we as kids were afraid of what lurked in the shadows and when you were afraid of going in the basement alone. The main horror character was terrifying. The settings where the action takes place were creepy. The characters are well played and the storyline is great. Some of the screens had my heart racing in anticipation of what was to come. If you enjoy horror movies do yourself a favor and pick this one up. I found it really enjoyable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Near Flawless Horror

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      dRICHMOND
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      And by near, I mean, this film achieved what it set out to be, a spooky jump scare flick. It's not going to change the world, it's not really going to haunt you for days, but it is very well made and is a much better bet than a lot of other studio horror films. The film, you've probably seen one just like it, is your typical Blumhouse jump scare--J-Horror clone. If you enjoyed that bygone era, it's nice to see some of the tropes done better here. But that's all this is. Of course the only true flaw is going to be the film's design. It was never going to be more than it aimed to be.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very good horror flick!

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      UncleLouie
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      I personally think this movie is one of the best horror movies ever! The cinematography was good, dark scenes pretty clear, intense sound effects well achieved. All in all you get everything you want from a jump scare movie with Lights Out, with a good plot and good actors that deliver, and a scare factor we all can relate to. You might not be so happy with turning of your lights going to bed later that night, so if you have a weak stomach you might wanna sit this one out.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Keep the lights out!"

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      Dragonfly120
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      Lights Out is produced by James Wan and directed by the same man who gave us the short film the movie is based on. I can't go into detail without spoiling any part of the story, but I have to say, this movie truly plays into the fear of the dark in spades. The only negative about this movie is that there are a couple cliches, but other than that, it's a lean mean machine of terror that knows not to dwell on dumb subplots. A must-see and own for horror and film fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      This movie was better than expected.

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      BadApple
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      I was a bit hesitant to buy the movie because of things I have heard and read about it. Mixed reviews scared me a bit since I'm very OCD when it comes to "horror" movies. I saw the short this was based on and liked it so I decided to go ahead. The movie did not disappointed me. Sure, it isn't a masterpiece but it's something new and fresh and it doesn't have the common "jump scare" that most horror movies have nowadays. This is truly a new aspect to horror cinema and I recommend it.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, not great...

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      feldo0172
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      I love movies, and always get my hopes up when a new movie comes out that finds new twists not previously explored. "Lights Out" definitely put a new spin on the classic haunt tale, but in the end I felt a bit disappointed by the formulaic explanation of the haunting. And while the 81 minute run time seems short, I have to say I was looking forward to the film's conclusion by about the 45 minute mark. I'd give it 3½ stars if the Best Buy rating system allowed "in between" ratings.

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