Lights Out: Early Screening Short Review

Hello all. Thanks to a good friend of mine, I was able to see an early screening of the horror movie, Lights Out. The movie doesn’t even come out until next Friday. What made the deal even sweeter, my friend won the tickets for free. The nice thing about early screenings is that you pretty much get straight to the movie. We only had to sit through two previews and the movie started soon after.

James Wan is attached to the project and I do like James Wan movies, i.e. Saw and The Conjuring. The movie itself was only an hour and twenty one minutes. Like all horror movies, the opening scene leads into what you should expect from a horror movie, death. The fact that the movie is so short, it jumps right into the horror. There was no “Oh, we’ll have one horror scene at the beginning and then you guys wait until 45 minutes later for anything else to happen.”

The movie also did not rely heavily on the gore factor. It did make me jump a bit and I did have an “Oh shit moment.” The movie also had some comical elements and it didn’t take itself too seriously. I admit, I did kind of guess what would happen in the end, but it still didn’t take away from my experience with the movie. Overall, it was a pretty decent horror flick. If you enjoyed The Conjuring, I think you will enjoy this movie.



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