Unlike most of my friends and siblings, I like horror films a lot. I just want the whole idea behind any horror movie although there are very few impressive ones. One more thing is that other than traditional horror films in cinemas around the world, these days; YouTube has opened an avenue for new filmmakers (mostly short filmmakers) to come up with many interesting ideas.
Just now I bumped into one short horror film titled Lights Out. Let me tell you, I did not have any idea about the content, and the first few seconds of this two-and-a-half-minute horror video is terrorizing. This was terrifying for me, although I have watched some of the finest horror films.
Again, this was effective because the premise is very much usual when a girl (played by Lotta Losten) turns her lights off before moving to her bedroom. The first time she turns the light off, she spots something unusual, as if someone is standing at the far end of the corridor. She very casually starts flicking off the light, as each time she turns it off, a silhouette appears.
Without a single dialogue in the film, what happens next and the sudden twist in the tale makes it unsettling, which will certainly leave a lasting impact on our psyche. After watching the movie, you may even think twice before switching your lights off.
Watch ‘Lights Out’ here on YouTube
The movie is directed by award-winning short filmmaker David F Sandberg, and the girl in it is played by actress Lotta Losten. The short film Lights Out has gone viral soon after its upload on the video-sharing platform YouTube.
Check out the streaming services below, if you would like to watch the feature film “Lights Out” (2016).