Macabre…ish Horror Review: Light’s Out



Lights Out, 2016/ 1 hr 21 min


Someone or something is in the dark, in a warehouse. It can only be seen in the dark and only travels in the darkness. The silhouette is that of a woman but it definitely is not a woman. It’s fast, strong and violent but if you can stay in the light, you’re safe.

But it doesn’t just stay in that warehouse, where it has attacked the proprietor, Paul (Billy Burke), but it has made it’s way to his ex-wife, Sophie (Maria Bello) and son, Martin’s (Gabriel Bateman) house. His mother is troubled and Martin says they have been having a regular visitor, Diana (Alicia Vela-Bailey). And he is too terrified to sleep and spends his time hiding in the closet.

He hopes to get sleep at his sister, Rebecca’s (Teresa Palmer) house but the entity follows him there. Whatever this is, it’s haunting the family along and family secrets are making it worse. Rebecca tries to get to the bottom of it and what she finds is disturbing to say the least.

The entity seems tied to this family and the secret lies in Sophie’s mind. But every attempt to get her well by everyone in her life, makes it worse and everyone leaves.

No one can stop it but the one the entity is connected too and she may not be able too.

I really enjoyed this! We did not have to wait, it was creepy from the very beginning. The pacing was great, the jump scares are very nice and the story just rolls out along with the horror. This is not very gory or bloody, though there are moments, this is no gore fest.