Film Preview: Lights Out (2016)

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(May 22, 2016) Original
(July 3, 2016) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)
(July 17, 2016) Gallery Added

Release Date:

July 22, 2016


From IMDb: “A woman is haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out.”

Poster Rating: C+ / C

Review: (#1) It sends a strong message, but that doesn’t mean it’s sufficiently artistic. While posters don’t need to be more than sales tools, inventiveness does count for a lot in poster design.

(#2) This isn’t more effective than its predecessor, but I must give it credit for the tape outline across the wall. That subtle effect is all that keeps this design from failing entirely.

Trailer Rating: C+ / B-

Review: (#1) The original short film is quite frightening. It’s easy to see why studios would want to try to cash in on that. However, is the premise strong enough to support a full length feature. This trailer suggests that it might not be with a lot of padding around the plot and only a couple of genuine chills in the trailer’s entirety.

(#2) We now have a premise to go with the film’s concept, which makes one wonder if the short film’s creators had this very premise in mind or if it’s been shoe-horned into the production. It looks more engaging with a somewhat original touch, but ultimately this looks like most of the paranormal activity-era films with too little variance.

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