Lights Out

Synopsis: A man called Paul is working after hours and is murdered by a supernatural entity in the shadow. When his son, the boy Martin, is frightened by the same creature, he sees his mother Sophie talking to an imaginary friend called Diana in the shadow of her room. Martin does not sleep anymore during the night. His older step sister Rebecca who lives alone is summoned by the social assistant. She brings Martin home and recalls her own experience with Diana years ago when she was young. Rebecca and her boyfriend Bret investigate the connection of Sophie with Diana and come up to a scary revelation about their past.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): David F. Sandberg
Production: RatPac-Dune Entertainment
  3 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
58
Rotten Tomatoes:
76%
PG-13
Year:
2016
81 min
$67,235,683
Website
2,515 Views


Hey, kiddo.

Hey, Dad.

Are you coming home soon?

Yeah, in an hour or so.

What's-What's up?

Where's mom?

I don't think she's feeling good.

I know.

Don't worry.

I'm working on

getting her better, okay?

She's...

She's been talking to herself.

Listen.

I will be home with you very soon and

I'm going to get Mom better, I promise.

Okay.

- I'll see you soon, buddy.

- See you soon

Lloyd, Sophie, MEDICAL RECORD

Do you want anyone on overtime?

No, I got to...

I got to...

Just go ahead and close up.

Okay.

The very least, maybe you could get her

to stop locking herself in the closet, okay?

Right?

So we don't call it an intervention,

we call it a...

Paul?

I saw something.

This thing is really starting

to take it's toll on him.

Paul.

One second, please.

What?

There was something in the back room.

What do you mean something?

I don't know.

It disappeared.

Esther, I really got to

deal with this, so...

Just go home, okay?

Be careful on

your way out, okay?

Okay, so I'll be home in about a...

an hour.

Okay.

Yep

Bye.

Esther?

Oh, no, no, no...

Come on!

Whoa!

lights out

Hey.

What's the chance that

we go again?

- Slim to none.

- Mm.

Yeah, that.

- No?

- No.

I'm going to go take a shower.

Hey, maybe I'll join you.

You will smell like girlie soap.

Hey.

- Marathon man.

- I'm up.

Don't think you're staying.

Becca.

- Just one night?

- No.

You're going to kick me out

in the middle of the night?

You're going to be okay.

You're not a puppy.

I thought I was your boyfriend.

Boyfriend?

Who said anything about boyfriend?

Yeah.

Uh, you're a...

a guy, the only guy

that I've been seeing.

It's been eight months.

Really?

Eight months?

Eight months.

Wow.

That officially puts you in the first place.

- How about I keep a pair of jeans here?

- Nope.

A sock?

I mean, just one sock but, of course.

What are you going to do

with one sock?

Is that a yes?

No, get out of here.

I've work tomorrow.

Not like, having a sock here

means you can't get rid of me.

Socks are not anchors.

Okay, I'm going to see you

tomorrow night, at that gig.

Can we just agreed to that, please?

Alright.

Are you still there?

I'll see you tomorrow.

You know, one of these nights,

you're going to let me s...

I love you too.

Hey, sexy.

I like you,

a lot.

Is that all?

No, there is one more thing.

So close.

Compassionate Entrepreneur

OBITUARY:

Mom?

Mom?

I just don't know what to do about it.

I...

I'm so sorry.

I... I really don't know.

Mom?

Hey, Martin.

What's up?

You okay?

Yeah, I will be.

Just... it will take a bit.

Did we wake you?

What?

Hey.

You got to go back

to bed, sweetie.

Hey, the only ones that

should be wondering the halls

at this hour are grown ups.

Good night, Martin.

She isn't answering.

Hey, Martin?

Is there someone else

we can call for you?

It's just...

I didn't know you had a brother.

Yeah.

Are you, Rebecca?

- Yeah.

- I'm Emma, I'm with Child Services.

I was assigned to Martin

after your father died.

Stepfather.

- Excuse me?

- He was my stepfather.

My dad ran off when I was ten

and did not come back.

If we could just...

talk about Martin for a minute.

How is he when he is at home?

Is he sleeping?

I wouldn't know.

I don't live there.

So, it's just your mother

in the house then?

Yeah.

How is she holding up?

Um, well.

She's...

She's taking her antidepressants

if that's what you're asking.

Okay, and...

how bad is it, this depression?

I'm sorry, is Martin okay?

Because...

you're grilling me like

he has a black eye or something.

He fell asleep in

homeroom this morning...

for the third time

in the past week.

Okay, excuse me.

Hey.

You showed up.

Yeah..

I didn't know if you would.

Okay.

Uh, where is Mom?

Martin, I know you and your mother

are going through a lot.

And it's harder for you because

you can't talk to mom about it.

Maybe you even tried to help her?

If you ever want to talk about it,

I'm here, okay?

This is why you left, isn't it?

Uh, no.

My deal was a lot more complicated.

Okay.

Let's go, I'll get you home.

Your house or Mom's?

Where you live.

Hey.

You're going to be okay.

Come on.

He'll be fine.

Okay.

- We'll be in touch.

- Uh-huh.

Here we are.

You should let me stay at your place,

just for a night.

Good luck with that one, buddy.

Um.

You know what?

I don't think you're really

going to like it there.

Because I have these... like weird

kind of scary posters on the wall.

I just need sleep.

We can talk about it.

Yeah.

- Any tips for the Mom's?

- Uh, you are not coming in.

Come on, why not?

Because she's crazy.

Mom goes through phases like this.

Just give her time.

Has she been social with anyone?

Someone keeps on coming over.

Good, who?

Diana.

What did you say?

Her name is Diana.

Hey.

I know what you're going through,

because Mom did the same thing

to me when my dad left.

And I had really

bad dreams about Diana.

That's all that they are, okay?

Because she isn't real.

Becca, hi.

Hi, Mom.

Hey, what are you doing home?

little Mister?

She'll tell you.

He hasn't been sleeping.

Well.

Can you blame him?

Paul was everything to us.

Nearly everything.

Have you been

seeing a therapist, Mom?

I am not going to go to a stranger

to talk about my problems.

I've gone through that before.

You remember?

Yeah, I do remember.

How long have you

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