The Plot: Growing up, Rebecca never knew what lay behind the terror lurking in the dark. When she left home, she thought she’d also left her fears behind. Now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that once tested her sanity. A supernatural entity with a connection to their mother’s past is haunting them, and as Rebecca gets closer to discovering the truth, her life and the lives of those around her are in danger... once the lights go out (Disc sleeve).
The video: A sense of light, shadow and colour is essential to this type of film, and this transfer is a knockout. A tremendous, almost 3D, sense of depth. Inky black levels with amazing subtle shadow separation with no crush issues (HDD) (4.5).
The audio: Are you the sort of theatre viewer who likes to look over your shoulder? If so, Lights Out belongs in your collection. The DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix often unsettles with rustles and stirrings in the rear speakers; forceful big effects (BRC) (4.5).