Out (2016/New Line/Warner Blu-ray)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Film: C+
Producer James Wan (The Conjuring), comes Lights Out -
a PG-13 ghost story that pits the gorgeous Teresa Palmer against a
paranormal entity that has stalked her and her family for her entire
life. While not as strong as the Insidious films but better
than the Ouija films, Lights Out (2016) has an
interesting concept and some impressive visual effects that I feel
could have been taken further and been more effective as a gorier
R-rated version. A strong supporting cast includes Billy Burke,
Gabriel Bateman, and an interesting performance by Maria Bello.
(Palmer) has lived with more than a 'imaginary friend' her whole life
- a demonic entity known as Diana. Linked to her manic depressive
Mother (Bello) and thought to be dormant for many years, the evil
spirit rears its ugly head back taking the life of Rebecca's father
and stalking now both her boyfriend and her little brother. Only
affective in complete darkness, Diana will stop at nothing until her
murderous agenda is fulfilled.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 -
the transfer looks fantastic throughout the film. With so many dark
scenes in low light, there is impeccable detail by every candle-lit
flame. The sound mix sounds great too, with a lossless English
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 track that is effective in scenes where
Diana is screaming and whispering before an attack.
only extra is Deleted Scenes.
creepy ghost movie that will probably frighten younger audiences more
than older ones, I found Lights Out to be an entertaining
watch, but could have been more given a R rating.