Lights Out Page #2

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
2,556 Views


been off your meds?

Excuse me?

Yeah.

Do you think I wanted

any of this to happen to me?

What about Martin?

Have you thought of him?

Are you really going to play

the "Bad mother" card with me?

You, of all people, huh?

Do you know what it's like

to raise him without a father?

Look how you turn out.

I'm gonna give you

a few days.

And until you stop

being completely manic,

I'm going to have

Martin staying with me.

- Mm-mm.

- Yeah.

- That's what's going to happen, Mom.

- Mm-mm.

- And you can call me when

you are feeling better. - No, no, no.

- Pack your bags.

- No, Martin...

I'm ready.

Martin, no, no, no.

Martin, please.

Please. Please.

- You planned this, didn't you.

- Let's go.

- You planned this.

- I didn't plan anything, Mom.

I'll be back as soon as I can.

Remember to take your vitamins.

Rebecca.

- What's going on?

- We're going home.

No, no.

Rebecca, please.

I'm sorry, Mom.

Okay.

Here we are.

You can take the bed.

Or the couch if you want.

No.

This is good.

Okay.

Cool.

My god.

This your idea?

- What do you mean?

- Bring the kid here.

Yeah, he's not safe there.

So, you called the lady

at the school.

That's what CPS is for.

Exactly this.

- He's my brother.

- And she's his mother.

So?

Are you doing this to help him

or to hurt her?

You should leave now.

I know it's a little past dinner time,

so we can call this a midnight snack.

Do you want

crust or no crust?

Um...

Yeah, crust is fine.

Can you make them triangles?

Yeah.

You're just like your big sister.

I used to think love that, already.

Here we go.

Okay.

That's good, it's not even...

Oh.

Sorry, you had a knot.

Rebecca?

Yeah?

If Mom's crazy,

does it mean we're crazy too?

Nope.

Martin?

Hey.

What are you doing down there?

You have to turn the light switch

or...

- Did you take Martin?

- Uh... What?

Who is it?

You can't do this.

She's unstable. It's not...

It's not a safe environment for him.

- Where is he?

- He's in there getting dress for school.

Okay.

- Think about what you want to do.

- Yeah. I did and I brought him here.

I'm not talking about

some knee-jerk reaction.

He can't stay here.

He...

Sure, he can.

Not with...

Rebecca, come on.

You know why I'm here?

She called me.

So Child Services takes orders

from nut jobs now?

I stopped by in person to make sure

she was lucid and she was.

But you know what?

That's-That's not how this works.

Why not?

Sophie's his birth mother,

his legal guardian.

To get Martin from her custody requires

you to file charges against her,

take her to court.

Now that's a long

painful process.

And that's only the first half.

To keep Martin from

being placed in foster care

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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