Hey! I just got back seeing the 2016 horror film, Lights Out, and I'm here to give my thoughts on it! Also I'll try to keep this spoiler free as possible.
Lights Out is a supernatural horror film about an older sister trying to protect her half brother from their mother and her mysterious "friend". The story is well told in this movie, it starts with a pretty spooky beginning with Martin's dad, a really amazing middle with the monsters origin, and a very suspenseful climax and well done ending. Though there were parts in it where I felt it was a little rushed, but since this movie was only an hour and twenty minutes long it has an excuse for my account. If I had to pick the best part in the film, it would be the middle when our main character, Rebecca was looking through her mother's files, I'm not going to say anymore because this would lead to spoilers. But the big question I bet you're all wondering is this, is the movie scary? Answer, kinda. It's definitely not the scariest movie I've seen, but it was for sure spooky and suspenseful, probably having you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen to these characters. Speaking of characters, Rebecca is a very solid protagonist with wanting to keep her younger brother, Martin safe from both their mother and the monster itself though she does feel a little bland in some cases. Martin is a well done character with being in someways the voice of reason towards Rebecca and their mother, and to top it off with Gabriel Batemen doing a solid performance. Sophie who is Rebecca and Martin's mother is a well done character as well, if I went into great detail I'd be giving out spoilers. Rebecca's boyfriend Bret is somewhat of the film's comic relief, but he only has a few funny lines in it which were at the beginning (somewhat) and in the climax, but overall he was a well done character too. Though the film's supernatural antagonist in some cases steal the show. With being a creepy and very slim ghost-like monster.
Despite not being very scary and in some cases a little rushed, Lights Out is definitely a well done film with a well told story, spooky and suspenseful scenes, a fantastic middle and a set of well rounded characters. If you want to see a horror film where you want to get a really good scare, then this might not be the film for you, but if you want to see a movie where you want to where you just want to have a good time being in suspense, then this is the film for you!
Movie Rating: 8/10