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.