BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Last up from the last weekend of watching non stop horror films , (apart from our little McFlurry stop off mid way..), and the last film up is Lights Out. 'Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with an entity attached to their mother.' It turns out that we seemed to start with the worst films, XX, and work our way up from there, because Lights Out was great, literally so so great.
I remember when I got into short horror films, and Lights Out was one of those short films that turned up on pretty much every list about them, recommending you to watch it. So I did, and I was very very impressed, it's a very well put together little movie, so when it was said that they were making an actual film of it - I was stoked.
Andddddd, Lights Out did not let me down - it kept that amazing tension that the short film was full of and made it reach all the way to a normal film length. Brilliant. The tension is insane in this film. I hate being scared in the way that will make me jump, if I know it's coming and will make me jump - nahhhhhh. But Lights Out did this really really well, it doesn't do cheap scares, it does long, thought out ones. The fact that most of the film is in the dark too, and the creature likes to appear in shadows, is bloody scary too... Can you imagine?! Turning the lights out and seeing a figure?! Not today thank you! Or any for that!
Some might think that Lights Out is like any other recent horror film, some monster and there is always some back story involving the weird character of the film - you know the ones. Lights Out does kind of go down that route, like there is a backstory to it, but it is actually good, it's simple too, you can keep up with it. It has enough for you to concentrate on it, but it's simple enough that you won't be left scratching your head or having to Wikipedia it afterwards...
The characters are all likeable too, well, the ones you are meant to like are anyway, no one is really stupid, some are horror thick, (as in when they are warned to leave, they don't..), but without that, there wouldn't really be a horror...
Best character? Bret - hands down. Best boyfriend. EVER. He is just there for everyone, and he is smart and saves the day a couple of times, and does nice things and is just all round nice. I want my own Bret, just minus the scariness of the film - thank you very much.
Lights Out is a great film - it won't win any awards, but it's great. It has a great storyline, good characters, amazing tension and a brilliant scary being to go with it. It's just a good film and I am pretty sure you for one, wouldn't regret watching it, and two, would have a great time watching it - so you should..
If those didn't make you want to watch it, either watch the short film of it, or just think of Bret... Lovely Bret...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..