Lights Out (2016) 22 Jul 2016Supernatural, HorrorPG-13

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From producer James Wan (“The Conjuring”) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark.

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

The film stars Teresa Palmer (“Triple 9”) as Rebecca; Gabriel Bateman (“Annabelle”) as Martin; Billy Burke (the “Twilight” franchise) as Martin’s father, Paul; Alexander DiPersia (“Forever”) as Rebecca’s boyfriend, Bret; and Maria Bello (“Prisoners”) as Sophie.

“Lights Out” marks the feature film directorial debut of David F. Sandberg, who directed the film from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (“Final Destination 5”), based on Sandberg’s own short film. James Wan, Lawrence Grey and Heisserer produced the film, with Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Richard Brener serving as executive producers.

Sandberg’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Marc Spicer (“Furious 7”), production designer Jennifer Spence (the “Insidious” films), editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring”) and costume designer Kristin M. Burke (“The Conjuring”). The music is composed by Benjamin Wallfisch.

New Line Cinema presents a Grey Matter/Atomic Monster production, “Lights Out.” Slated for release on July 22, 2016, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Cast and Crew

Director(s): David F. Sandberg

Producer(s): Lawrence Grey, Eric Heisserer, James Wan

Starring(s): Teresa Palmer, Amiah Miller, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Maria Bello, Emily Alyn Lind, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Ava Cantrell, Lotta Losten, Andi Osho

Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch

Story by: Eric Heisserer

Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer based on Lights Out by David F. Sandberg

Edited by: Michel Aller

Cinematography: Marc Spicer


EFW Scale: 3.5 3.5/5

Release Date: 22 Jul 2016

Other Release Date / Place: 08 Jun 2016 / Los Angeles Film Festival

Genre(s): Supernatural, Horror

Certification: PG-13

Language(s): English

Country: United States

Film Industry: American

Banner(s) and Studio(s)

Banner / Studio: New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster, Grey Matter Productions, RatPac Entertainment

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

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