With so many supernatural horrors coming to cinema as of late, I was starting to feel like Hollywood wasn't doing the genre much justice. I thought The Conjuring 2 was passable and with some many more films hitting DVD I went into Lights Out with very little expectation and Damn did this film restore my love of ghost horror.
Lights Out was a bloody good film. It reminded me of the very under-rated 2003 horror film Darkness Falls, and this film as a whole shows what a good supernatural horror film should be. Is it cheesy? a little but this had an early 00's feel and in my opinion this was a great era for the sub genre. The story was solid, the history behind Sophie's attachment with Diana actual played out perfectly, but what was the best part for me was the closing of the film. The film is done, there is no 'five years later' or a scene where we have a final close up of the wardrobe with Diana coming back, this has an actual ending and this is so rare.
The acting was great, the writing and direction was great. Damn it this film was just great in every way. If you are looking for a very good horror flick, especially if you enjoy horror films from the 00's, you should...no MUST see this film.