Lights Out (2016)
Staring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, and Maria Bello
Directed by David F. Sandberg
The relatively simple plot involves the young twenty-something Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) who had heretofore been somewhat estranged from her mother (Maria Bello) after a difficult childhood coming back into the life of her elementary school-aged half-brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) after he tells her he's unable to sleep because of some scary paranormal activity occurring in their house. Remembering similar occurrences in her youth, Rebecca returns home to aid her younger brother and unearths some family secrets that may be behind the supernatural doings.
Nothing about Lights Out is mind-numbingly astounding, but everything is solid across the board. The acting, direction, and story all work together to create exactly what you want out of a horror film -- to get entertainment out of being a little bit scared.
The RyMickey Rating: B