Lights Out trailer begs you to leave the lights on!

Based on an absolutely terrifying short film, Lights Out marks the feature film debut of David F. Sandberg, who directed the film from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer, and was based on Sandberg’s own short film. James Wan, Lawrence Grey and Heisserer produced the film, with Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Richard Brener serving as executive producers. It’s crazy to think that a short film under 3 minutes could inspire an entire feature film, but that’s exactly what Sandberg has done and it looks every bit as solid as its inspiration. Watch the trailer below and be sure to check out the short film right here—but leave the lights on!

Look for it in theaters on July 22, 2016.

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

The film stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Alexander DiPersia, and Maria Bello.


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11 thoughts on “Lights Out trailer begs you to leave the lights on!

    1. I’m with you there. That short film is just so damn good and it’s only 3 minutes long, so it’ll be interesting to see how a feature length version lives up to it.

  1. I really hope this is good! I really, really enjoyed the short film! Regardless, I think it is great that the original director has this opportunity. Very inspiring!

    1. Definitely! It has to be exciting to take a shot at making your own short film into a feature length one. Especially with James Wan producing it! Nice!

  2. Reblogged this on askmrshorrorboom and commented:
    After seeing the short film, here at Horror Boom we cannot wait, yet honestly don’t know if we’re brave enough to sit through a full-length feature on the big screen! It scared the f*ck out of me just to watch on a damn iPad (and not even fullscreen). Check out the short film of the same name right here if you haven’t yet… and of course, the new trailer!

  3. I remember this short film from when you featured it on your blog several months (?) ago. Terrifying! In fact, I could hardly watch this trailer. Things in the dark strikes such a primal fear, no?

    There is no way I could watch this film: (1) Everyone around me would be too embarrassed by my screams, and (2) I would be so hoarse the next day.

    I’m dying to know how this will do in the theatre, though, with souls brave enough to watch it.

    1. I love those shots in the trailer of them flipping the lights on and off. That’s about as creepy as it gets! You’re going to have to find a way to build up enough courage to watch this one, it looks too good to pass up!

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