Lights Out (2016)
David F. Sandberg
Lawrence Grey, Eric Heisserer, James Wan
Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Maria Bello
New Line Cinema, Grey Matter Productions, Atomic Monster, RatPac-Dune Entertainment
1 Hour and 21 Minutes (81 Min)
You were right to be afraid of the dark.
$146.600.000 (έως 21/09/2016)
The debut of David F. horror cinema in Sandberg scans to completely covering the production costs already from its premiere in theaters. Such hits usually follow the familiar recipe that requires modern terror. I.e. focus on the metaphysical element, at least one frightening entity, multiple jump scares, many tensions with dynamic scaling to the final straight, etc.
The "Lights Out" could not have these items being generally a horror film intended for the general public, with easily topics and immediacy in production terror without a lot of "strokes", obscure games, without complicated metaphors and symbolism. Does all of the above mean that it is a bad movie? Basically it could be but fortunately for the rookie filmmaker and the essay does not apply it.
The "Lights Out" Although follows ordinary patterns like the vast majority of horror films of the modern era, but the total writing sample in WINS. Being quite scary in many places, the film rolls fast and pleasant, has true tension and suspense, engaging characters and professional setup in General. There are problems in the script (hard not to have existed in the first place) and a bigger picture "rush" in compiling facts. But exceeded relatively easily if you haven't before very high demands.
The film is based on the same title short film by the same Director who filmed the 2013 and won impressions and admiration of the public.
Very scary and the supernatural creature, which on the face of it looks more like those pleasurable forms of demons from cult horror films of the 80s despite with ghost. Note also that the Sandberg used largely practical effect avoiding the much CGI reaching good results. However, and this is something that made me appreciate a little above the "Lights Out".
Small skinothetikos triumph is the recurring mittent flashing of lights within which moves ominously the entity to its victims by intensifying the viewer's anxiety. However the Sandberg will have to improve if he wants to establish in modern horror scene as did other colleagues. Let's hope the "Annabelle 2 ' to be the starting point of this improvement.
Lights OutMovie Review Highlights
- The initial attack of the dark entity in the textile factory.
- The terrifying appearance and attack of the entity in the home of the heroine.
- The bloody battle of entity with two policemen.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Possible interpretations of leading lady and her mom, well-made special effects, scary creature, fast pace.
That restricts itself and trying to quickly dealt with by committing leftovers so in simplistic and hasty responses. Also the many cliches and innumerable jump scares cannot be considered an advantage.