Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) are veteran paranormal researchers who travel the country debunking fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing, and other psychic phenomena. They look for “red lights,” the tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. However, when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro) comes out of retirement after 30 years, his one time adversary Matheson warns Buckley against debunking Silver, fearing reprisal.
Of course, Buckley ignores Matheson’s warnings and drafts his star student (Eliabeth Olsen) in his attempt to expose the charismatic, mind-reading Silver. As one might expect, nothing goes as planned.
Red Lights is the latest thriller from writer-director Rodrigo Cortes, whose last work hit the big screen with the Ryan Reynolds psycho-thriller Buried. Look for Red Lights in a limited release next month on July 13.