Synopsis: A family is terrorized by an entity that only appears when the lights are out.
Director: David F. Sandberg
Runtime: 81 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 19 (5 major, 14 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Lights Out is a solidly crafted horror film with some well executed jump scares. The majority of the scares occur in the second half of the film although there are 2 or 3 major ones in the first half as well.
Jump Scare Times
3:22 – Esther turns the lights on and off several times seeing the silhouette of a woman in the darkness each time. As Ether turns the lights off once more, the silhouette of the woman suddenly appears much closer to Esther than previous times.
5:03 – As the lights turn back on, the figure appears standing behind Paul.
6:51 – Paul is suddenly dragged away into the darkness.
19:47 – A shadowy figure appears on the other side of the door that Martin looks through.
24:51 – As the room goes dark once again, the silhouette attacks Rebecca.
36:49 – Rebecca is pulled towards the ceiling by Diana.
40:30 – Martin looks up and sees Diana directly above him.
46:25 – Martin is suddenly pulled under the bed.
59:52 – As Martin backs away, Diana appears behind him.
59:58 – Martin is dragged along the floor by Diana.
1:01:31 – Diana pulls Bret away.
1:01:56 – Diana suddenly appears directly in front of Bret.
1:02:12 – Diana jumps out at Bret as he runs down the driveway.
1:04:11 – Sophie is thrown to the floor as she reaches for her pills.
1:08:20 – Rebecca shines the black light on a figure with its back turned to her, it suddenly turns around and screams.
1:08:31 – A hand grabs Rebecca around the wrist.
1:11:13 – Diana attacks a police officer.
1:13:23 – A hand reaches for Rebecca out of the slightly ajar door behind her.
1:13:41 – Diana drops down behind Rebecca.
(Major scares in bold)