In 2013 a short film came out that was simple and superbly creepy, it was Lights Out. Directed by David F. Sandberg, it was the story of a woman who noticed something hiding in the shadows
every time she turned off the lights. With the short escalating to …well you should watch it if you haven’t seen it.
A new Trailer for a feature film version has been released at this weekend’s WonderCon and while there are some changes the terror is still there. Lotta Losten is still seen in the film as she was in the short which is a treat to see her reprise the role; however this time she is a worker in a textile factory/warehouse.
The film is being produced by James Wan of The Conjuring fame.
The story revolves around Rebecca, who was traumatized as a child by a monster that stalks its prey in the darkness. Now she finds that her younger brother is experiencing the same torment and she must do what she can to protect him from danger.
"I always figured it would be more scary if the parent has the invisible friend. It sort of started there, and then it turned into this whole story of dealing with your parents and family history," Sandberg said at the WonderCon panel,according to IGN.
Sandberg will also direct possessed doll film Annabelle 2, which comes out in 2017. Lights Out will be released on July 22, 2016.