Lights Out Reviews
January 2, 2021
There have been movies in the past that played with Nyctophobia, a severe fear of the dark, but I haven't seen one that truly terrified me as much as Lights Out.
July 3, 2020
As generally inconsequential as Lights Out is, it ultimately leaves a bad taste with its dismissive portrayal of mental illness.
March 31, 2020
Simple functionality is a smart move. To try and dig too deeply or add any class to the proceedings would miss the point of it all. Lights Out holds no illusions as to what it wants or needs to be, keeping things to a tight 81 minutes.
November 3, 2019
Transcends the genre thanks to ingenuity, technical polish and hair-raising terror.
August 7, 2019
It uses some good old fashioned jump scares and a tense atmosphere to make a really effective scary movie.
May 17, 2019
My overall reaction to the film teetered on the fence between "I kinda liked it" and outright dislike. I actually expected a more out-there story instead of a slightly mushy one about a family in turmoil.
February 16, 2019
Lights Out manages to provide story and scares in roughly equal measure; it's the ideal ratio for creating quality horror and one that rarely gets struck.
January 15, 2019
It seems to rely way too much on the horror genre cliche handbook, which ultimately leaves the tension at a minimum when it should have been much more.
November 13, 2018
The movie is believable and the characters are very convincing. I have to admit that I definitely screamed and jumped with the rest of them.
November 9, 2018
...challenging and imaginative. Spicer's experimental lighting gives 'Lights Out' its gripping sheen. Overall, Sandberg's menacing mechanism of a movie certainly forces the shaky hand of its skeptical audience to snuggle up to the nearest light switch.
November 2, 2018
Lights Out is a simply scary story that will have you sleeping with the light on. It isn't the most intricate plot, but you have to take it for what it is.
October 31, 2018
Lights Out is a fun little film with a nice amount of depth that you don't usually find in many mainstream horror films nowadays.
October 23, 2018
It would be a mistake to overstate the merits of Lights Out. However, it is everything we hope a summer horror movie will be: fright-filled, fun and inventive.
August 30, 2018
Brings an inspirational short film and expands the story to a creative and rather frightening full feature experience for all audiences.
August 24, 2018
For a first-time feature director it's a solid piece of horror cinema that lights up in a canon of repetitively below average flicks and plays upon the time-tested notions of what makes us hide behind pillows but without sending us to sleep.
August 22, 2018
Epic daftness here from director David F Sandberg, with a picture that started life as a short horror film.
January 16, 2018
If all you require of a horror-thriller is that it scares you, then Lights Out does the trick. If you need it to make complete sense, well, it's not here. But hey, that's the world of the supernatural. As with magic, do you really want to know everything?
December 5, 2017
At one point a cell phone becomes a character's greatest means of self-defense, but it goes beyond that, constantly delivering creative thrills.
November 7, 2017
It is refreshing to see something chillingly different in this genre.