Rebecca (Teresa Palmer), after hearing from her younger brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman), is being stalked by a supernatural entity only visible in the dark, which she links to a failed experiment with a childhood friend that happened many years ago.
Lights Out is an American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg in his major directorial debut, written by Eric Heisserer, and produced by Lawrence Grey, Heisserer, and James Wan, based on Sandberg’s 2013 award-winning short film of the same name. The film stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman and Maria Bello.
The film, much like the original short film it was adapted upon, revolves around a supernatural entity only visible in the dark, which terrorizes a local family when a child sees it for the first time, which the sister recognizes possibly as a former childhood friend.
After the success of the short film and its viral status, Sandberg announced a feature film adaption of the short film. The film is a collaboration between Wan’s Atomic Monster and Grey’s Grey Matter Productions. Principal photography began on June 29, 2015. It is scheduled to be released on July 22, 2016 through Warner Bros. Pictures.
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Billy Burke, Emily Alyn Lind, Gabriel Bateman, Amiah Miller, Lotta Losten, Ava Cantrell
Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer
Production Design by: Jennifer Spence
Cinematography by: Marc Spicer
Film Editing by: Michel Aller
Costume Design by: Kristin M. Burke
Set Decoration by: Lisa Son
Art Direction by: Shannon Kemp
Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for terror throughout, violence including disturbing images, some thematic material and brief drug content.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: July 22, 2016