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Lights Out Review

Updated on July 25, 2016

Lights Out

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Lights Out - 4/5

When it comes to horror, I really do not like to critique or review them because that means I have to spend ten dollars jumping at every other scene. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am the ultimate scaredy cat. That being said, I thoroughly enjoy Lights Out and would recommend everyone to see it.

Why?

Because we have finally found a horror movie where it doesn't relies on a demon from hell or a ghost from someone's psychotic child. It's kinda refreshing not having to see a priest trying to exorcise the evil from the hero's life. Even the latest horror film of this summer, The Conjuring 2, used the same plot line. This is why Lights Out is captivating from beginning to end.

While a little short, Lights Out provide a fun 1:45 minutes of scary entertainment. Now let's get into the nitty-gritty of this film.

Plot

If you haven't figured it out yet, I love patterns. I study patterns for a living, and let me tell you...you can find them everywhere. Movies, especially the big blockbuster hits, almost always follow a similar plot line. This, is not necessarily a bad thing...it just makes certain obvious. Regardless, Lights Out is a completely out-of-the-box film. It has a truly unique story line. The monster in the film is a unique creation. I will be lying if I didn't say that I was trying to figure out the monster's weakness.

Oh, and the end was incredible. In other words, it had a nice twist.

Characters

While the characters are not truly different from the generic ones. I would like to say that their lines were refreshing. It's not often when you come across characters that you can actually relate.

Do you guys ever had that feeling of dread when a character goes into the dark and silent basement or when they meekly, but loudly shout "hello?" into the dark. Depending on what movie audience is there with you, the usual response ranges from "She's gonna die!" to "Don't go in there!". It's just nice to have characters who have the same complete feeling.

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