It’s rare for any film to land a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s even more rare for a horror film. The James Wan produced ‘Lights Out’ is one of those rare films. Yeah, there have only been 7 reviews counted so far, but those reviews are coming from some respected critics.
Director David F. Sandberg makes his major directorial debut with the film, and it’s been an interesting ride to the big screen for Sandberg. This project started out as a horror short that went viral online. The three-minute short is a simple scene featuring a woman being terrorized by a creature in the dark.
The short got the attention of James Wan. A producer friend showed him the video, and while Wan was impressed, he still wasn’t fully convinced until he actually had a meeting with Sandberg.
“He had a lot of really smart things to say. People think it’s easy to make a horror movie that works. It’s not, that’s why there’s a lot of crap out there. To find a director that gets this stuff I go, ‘All right, this is what we’ll do. We’ll support him, we’ll give him the tools, we’ll give him a bit of the money that he needs to make the movie.'”
And it looks like Wan made the right decision. As mentioned above, critics are absolutely loving the movie, and the trailer is making a lot of noise on YouTube. You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below. It’s scheduled to be released July 22, 2016, because no one releases horror movies in October anymore.
“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.”