Synopsis - SPOILER ALERT
The action begins as Paul (Billy Burke) is working overtime in a storage hall and is killed by a creepy paranormal creature during the night. His son Martin (Gabriel Bateman) is scared from the same creature called Diana, which apparently talks to his mother Sophie (Maria Bello) in her room. Martin can no longer sleep at night so his step sister Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) decided to bring Martin to her home, because she has already made her experience with Diana when she was young. However, she has problems with the youth welfare office because they do not believe that she can take care of her younger brother, so she had to bring him back to her mothers home. Rebecca and her boyfriend Bret (Alexander DiPersia) try to find out more about Diana. After Rebecca questioned her mother about Diana, she reveals a dark secret about her mothers past.
The director of Lights Out is David F. Sandberg, who also worked on Annabelle: Creation (2017) and Shazam. The writers of the movie were Eric Heisserer and David F. Sandberg. Lights Out was nominated a total of 9 times and won 3 of its nominations. It won the NSW & ACT Silver Award in the category Feature Film, the iHorror Award for Fan Favorite, and an additional awards during the Palm Springs International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Best Horror Movie and Best Horror Director.
• ave you noticed the mannequins in the basement of the house? The owner placed it already there before the shot, so they were not brought in extra for the movie.
• The director of Lights Out David F. Sandberg wanted as much realness as possible and therefore avoided CGI as much as possible, which he has clearly managed to implement.
• Did you know that this movie managed to bring back its entire budget within its opening day?
• During the movie, you can see a poster on the wall in Rebecca's room, which says "Släckt" which is a Swedish word for "Lights Out".
• Did you know that David F. Sandberg first created a short film named Lights Out from 2013, which is only 3 minutes long, and due to its positive reactions from the viewers he created the long version that we know today? Furthermore, you can see Lotta Losten, who played Esther, in both of his works.
• Lights Out had a small budget of only $4.9 million but grossed around $149 million worldwide due to its success.
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