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Lights Out (2013)

Not Rated | | Short, Horror | 30 December 2013 (Sweden)
When you are all alone in a small dark room, what do you fear the most? Is it the temporary blindness or is it the uneasy deep feeling that someone, or rather something, is observing your every move?

Director:

David F. Sandberg (as David Sandberg)

Star:

Lotta Losten
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Lotta Losten ... Woman
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When you are all alone in a small dark room without a single beam of light to pierce through the palpable blackness, what do you fear the most? Is it the temporary blindness that sends shivers down your spine or does a more crippling and maddening fear possess you, stemming from an uneasy deep feeling that someone, or rather something, is observing your every move? But no, it surely can't be the latter; after all, monsters don't exist. Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Horror

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

30 December 2013 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Fota Svista See more »

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David F. Sandberg See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This movie is the basis for the 2016 feature film titled "Lights Out". See more »

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Remade as Lights Out (2016) See more »

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Humorously horrific
21 July 2016 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

Vastly superior to the 2016 film based on it, this has a woman frightened by a demonic figure whenever the lights are turned out. This plays well with the childhood reaction to being scared, by merely pulling the covers up over one's head, and shivering and hiding (whatever is frightening you cannot possibly get you under that thin sheet, right?)

That childlike innocence coming from a grown woman in this two- minutes- long short is amusing, and the creature haunting here is effectively creepy, and barely glimpsed, which creates a good balance of humour and horror, but at only two minutes forty two seconds in length, it's difficult to really get involved much with the character, or story.


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