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Lights Out: Movie Review

If you’re a reader of my blog, you know that I was super excited for the movie Lights Out.

I was not disappointed.

The movie is directed by David F. Sandberg, the director of the short film of the same name, and although he hasn’t directed a feature-length film before this, he did a fantastic job setting a creepy tone and not relying too much on jump scares to captivate the audience.  And others in the industry must have thought so, too, because he’s been hired to direct the sequel to Annabelle.

The movie opens with a very scary scene with Billy Burke and the star of the short film, Lotta Losten.  (Side note: Since she doesn’t have any speaking lines in the short film, I never realized Losten wasn’t American.  I was pleasantly surprised by her accent.)  I’m not going to give anything big away.  I just want to say that the film’s monster/ghost/supernatural being is very well done, and the opening put everyone on edge.

I believe I heard more than a few screams and jumps within the first 10 minutes.

After the opening, Teresa Palmer stars as Rebecca, the daughter of Sophie, a bipolar woman played by Maria Bello.  Sophie’s mental issues interfere with the raising of Rebecca’s little brother, and Rebecca must get involved to help her brother get out of the sad situation.  Of course, this is a horror movie, so we know this situation involves an evil entity.  And if you’ve seen the trailers, you know the entity causes some problems in their family life.

I don’t want to spoil the movie, so I don’t want to go further into detail.  I will say that the effects, music, and acting make this one a must-watch.

Lights Out & Other Creepy Internet Videos

Happy Friday everyone!  The big day has arrived!  I’m going to watch Lights Out tonight!  I’ve said this in a few of my past posts, but I have been so freaking excited for the release of this movie.  I saw the short film a while ago (click here for link to video), and I’ve been counting down to the feature-length movie since I heard they were doing one. And now my wait is over!!!

*Happy Dance* *Happy Dance*

In honor of this movie and since my little obsession with it all started with the short film I saw on YouTube I, I thought I’d post my top favorite scary Internet videos just to get your blood pumping this fine Friday morning.

If you’re at work, fair warning: some of these are jumpers.

The Fallen Angel

Some men out in the woods try to chase down something strange that they saw, and you won’t be disappointed.

The Grudge Girl

This one is short, simple, and just fun.

Body of a Pig

A creepy voice is recorded in a creepy place, and it goes unnoticed until the men involved watch the video.  So cool.

Silent Hill Real Life P.T.

I love the Silent Hill game series, and this fan-made version of the P.T. trailer is fantastically scary.

Marble Hornets series

This is actually a creepy Internet series inspired by SlenderMan.  Although they’re a little slow at times, I enjoyed them.

Max Headroom Incident

Most of these videos are staged or obviously fake, but this one is actually of a real incident in 1987 when someone hijacked a TV station.  The person responsible has never been found.


I love a good short film, and this one is so freakin’ creepy.  No spoilers. Just watch.

Crooked Rot

It’s hard to describe this one.  It’s a music video?  Kinda? Maybe?  I don’t know, but I bet you won’t be able to stop watching once you start.

The Mysterious Stranger

This short is from The Adventures of Mark Twain.  Claymation is pretty creepy anyway.  Throw in a little Satan, and you have yourself a very freaky little video.

I hope you enjoyed the videos.  So who else is going to watch the movie tonight?  Let me know in the comments, and have a very scary weekend!