James Wan currently has cinema goers gripped with fear, with his latest film The Conjuring 2 performing well at the Box Office and reaffirming his impeccable credentials as a master of horror films. While he has his hands busy with many other endeavours, it seems horror is a true passion of his and he will never stray too far away from the genre. His next effort as producer is in bringing the horror film Lights Out to the cinema screen, based on a short film that was hugely popular and nicely set-up the premise on which this full-length film is based
We had reported on this film and its first trailer earlier this year and shared a link to the original short-film. As short films go, this one is properly terrifying to say the least and despite its short length, still difficult to get through. The writer and director of that film David F. Sandberg is directing the full length feature as well, where they’ve expanded the characters and history of the ‘thing’ in the dark enough to justify a full movie this time round.
You can watch the second trailer below:
While the first trailer didn’t seem to be nearly as terrifying as that short movie – this one seems to have a little more in common with the short film and promises that we can expect a lot more of the tension building and jump scares form that picture. While I’m a little skeptical the film can maintain scares and rely on the same scare tactic for its entire running length, I have high hopes that the combined potential for its director and James Wan will ensure it is a properly terrifying experience.
The film is set to release in the US on July 22 of this year and stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Alexander Di Persia and Maria Bello.
The synopsis for the film is below:
A tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. 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.
Last Updated: June 27, 2016