Pssst, want to check out Lights Out in our new look?
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Lights Out puts a Doctor Who monster idea in the blender with well-worn tropes, and manages to remix them just enough to surprise its audience at least some of the time. The ghost on show can only exist in shadow or darkness, blinking out of existence in the light, something that's well thought-out and cleverly countered by the heroes. She is also a metaphorical representation of one character's depression, destructive in much the same way and obeying those psychological rules, though it means the ending could be... off-putting. The characters are well-drawn, though the acting is only okay, especially in expository scenes, making for a film that holds one's interest, but doesn't feel like required viewing.
JUST USE YOUR PHONE'S LIGHT GODDAMNIT
The scariest part about this movie was when the kid had pizza with milk.
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