You may have seen David F. Sandberg’s feature horror Lights Out from 2016, but did you know it originated as a short movie of the same name? When I say short, I mean very short. The original video is hardly 3 minutes long but it doesn’t take a long time to create a little bit of tension and fear. Check out the 2013 short Lights Out below:
When you are all alone in a small dark room, what do you fear the most? Is it the temporary blindness or is it the uneasy deep feeling that someone, or rather something, is observing your every move?
The premise of the short plays solely on the common fear of the dark, or rather what is lurking therein. Lights Out (2013) stars Lotta Losten and was directed by David F. Sandberg who later adapted it into a feature film that was released in 2016. If you haven’t seen the full length adaptation, in the story “Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother’s experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with a supernatural spirit attached to their mother.”
Lights Out (2016) was co-written with Eric Heisserer and stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Maria Bello, Alicia Vela-Bailey and Andi Osho. The movie received predominantly positive reviews from critics for what it is. The movie is predictable and not extremely complex plot wise, but when accepted for what it is – a simple scary story – it is enjoyable, will make you jump and has effective and believable characters that help carry the story where the plot is lacking.
If you liked the short I would definitely recommend giving the 2016 adaptation a try, unless you are scared of the dark, then maybe give this one a miss.
What did you think of the short behind Lights Out? Let us know in the comments!