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Lights Out

Lights Out ticketstubThis horror movie is based on the premise that there's a spirit that only appears in darkness, so get ready for scares that feed on the natural fear of the dark. The scares in this movie mostly work and the origin of the creepy ghost Diana are sufficiently creepy. I was bothered by some plot holes and how everyone so easily accepts that they are being haunted by this evil Diana (though I suppose seeing the ghost makes it easier for one to accept). For a low budget horror movie, I thought the acting was better than expected, particularly by the young Gabriel Bateman. While this movie is PG-13, I am a bit surprised by how there is very little graphic violence, swearing, or nudity. I guess the rating is just for scares?

3/5