Lights Out
First screened in July 2016
Director: David F. Sandberg. Cast: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Lotta Losten, Andi Osho, Rolando Boyce, Maria Russell, Alicia Vela-Bailey. Screenplay: Eric Heisserer (based on a short film written and directed by David F. Sandberg).

Twitter Capsule: Allegory of illness is tense but belabored and sensationalist, then crosses into obscenity with way off-message finale.

VOR:   I was willing to give some credit for the mental-health parable, even as it got so relentlessly obvious, but too many tropes are familiar and the end really scuttles good will.



Photo © 2016 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D


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