Netflix has just added a horror movie to its streaming service that has viewers freaking out. The 2016 horror movie, which itself was based on a viral internet short, is already becoming a hot topic of discussion on social media.
Many users are discussing the film and sharing how its concept left them “traumatized.” After all, with a plot that uniquely takes advantage of dark spaces, it isn’t hard to see why the film has hit such a strong note with viewers.
In addition to that strong reaction, there were some that even took the opportunity to warn viewers not to watch the horror movie, Lights Out, alone:
Lights Out (2016) – A terrific horror thriller with lot of eerie, scary and creepy scenes. Teresa Palmer performance is outstanding, fearful BGM and an interesting plot.
WARNING : If you are a faint-heart person, do not watch it alone.
Scary 😱😱😱😱#Netflix #LightsOut pic.twitter.com/CBYcdwQ0ay
— Krrish (@itsme_krrishm) April 12, 2023
Watching Lights Out on Netflix….warning… don’t watch it at night👀😱
— MamaGhosty (@mamaghosty) April 18, 2023
they put Lights Out on Netflix. I’ll never forget the day I first watched that bc it’s the first time I saw somebody be so terrified walkin out a movie theater. I was tickled a bit
— . (@stfuaiyanna) April 12, 2023
Lmfaooooooo I call my self facing watching this new movie on Netflix called lights out scared out my mine last night I can’t stop thinking bout the movie
— ♑️ (@BigtopGG) April 18, 2023
the only horror movies that have ever traumatized me in my life are lights out and megan is missing, and they just added lights out to netflix… (i haven’t watched that movie since it came out in 2016) and now i kinda wanna do it since i’m older … should i pic.twitter.com/JXy8m7UuAF
— lara 21 (@saigondjo) April 24, 2023
10/10 recommend Lights Out on Netflix
— Haley (@SunnyBbyDoll) May 18, 2023
Lights Out is on Netflix Omg ❤️ Finally Netflix added a HORROR movie that’s Worth watching..
I’ma watch this tonight.. after seeing this movie I ain’t sleep for a whole day pic.twitter.com/pniSjR4d0S
— nyc ™ (@Tristainnn) April 24, 2023
its called, “lights out” !! its on netflix ! its scary actually, might have a sleepless night,,https://t.co/qYdE8yvEVa pic.twitter.com/I2w368fer2
— aether (@aevsify) April 12, 2023
Lights out is on Netflix if you like scary movies😇
— Brianca M. (@_adoreb__) April 13, 2023
If anyone like scary movies & wants a good one, check out “Lights Out” on Netflix. It’s mild but the jump scares are there and it’s a pretty interesting story with an end I didn’t quite expect.
— Crybaby Hero 🪴💋✨ (@QtheReal1_) April 15, 2023
lights out was pretty traumatizing ngl
— Alex (@iingenitoo) January 13, 2023
As mentioned, the 2016 horror film Lights Out was initially based on a very successful 2013 short film. It quickly went viral for its premise of a creature that can only be seen in the dark. And, at the flick of a light switch, the creature soon disappears. It introduced some rather haunting visuals into modern film iconography, and soon enough, an entire feature was greenlit.
David F. Sandberg directed Lights Out based on the success of his short film. Impressively, the film was actually his directorial debut, and he soon took on much larger projects. He directed the 2017 Conjuring spin-off Annabelle: Creation and later moved into the superhero genre. It was there that he directed both Shazam! and its recently-released sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
The screenplay for Lights Out, based on the 2013 short film, was penned by Eric Heisserer with Lawrence Grey, James Wan, and Heisserer having produced the film.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional horror news and Netflix updates as we have them. As for now, Lights Out is currently available to stream via Netflix. It’s great to see that director David F. Sandberg’s simple concept for a 2013 short film has remained so relevant. Hopefully we see him make a return to the horror genre sooner rather than later.