After the success of The Conjuring 2, there is plenty of hype surrounding James Wan’s latest production Lights out, directed by debutante David F. Sandberg. This is the trend that if anyone directs horror flick they can taste success at ease. Some of them would have only half baked story plot, some of them would have failed to impress the audience. Lights out has little of both.
Lights out, the plot revolves around one family including mother SOPHIE, daughter REBECCA, son MARTIN. To start with, mother SOPHIE is suffering from depression since her husband was dead. Rebecca is not living with them because her father was seems to be left them separate. Martin is school going boy. Despite them, there is another person living with Sophie and Martin, Who is she? Is the suspense element? Yes, she is the suspense element in the movie. I can hear your mind voice, Yaay she is the ghost who always wants lights out and her name is DIANA. Also there is a boyfriend for Rebecca, he makes you laugh at times.
When Diana is on screen she makes you to sit at the corner side of the seat and scares you at most. Diana seems to be childhood friend of sophie, she was dead at earlier age but she wants to continue her life in world with the only connection for her Sophie. Initially she allows Diana to live with her but martin doesn’t. Everyone expect martin thought Diana is not real it is just illusion of her mom due to her mental illness because no one has proof for it. Later Rebecca finds that Diana is real and she exists. How Rebecca and martin helps her mom to get out of depression, Does they succeeded in that or not is the rest of the story.
The major plus of the story that i can say is visual effects and background score. The brilliance of making was at peak. Sure it doesn’t put you in disappointment. Go and watch it in theatre.
Cast: Terasa Palmer, Alexander DiPersia, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Lotta Losten, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Billy Burke.
Producer: James wan
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Editor: Michel Aller, Kirk M. Morri
Cinematography: Marc Spicer