Don’t Turn The Lights Out…

| July 20, 2016
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All Images: Roadshow Films

Words by Jo McTavish

THE success of James Wan is no hidden secret. Ever since his debut with Saw (2004) he has since become a horror icon, delivering quality scares, especially with the internationally successful Conjuring series. This month he brings us another film, with his latest produced arm clinching and jump out of your seat story, LIGHTS OUT.

Taking over the director’s duty is first timer David F. Sandberg, whose original short film (of the same name) debuted on YouTube in 2014 and became a viral hit. Luck was on his side, and Warner Bros decided to fund the film alongside the guidance of James Wan.

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With a feature length story now about Rebecca, who left home with the intention of leaving 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.

I am no stranger to the horror genre, but sometimes you just need to grab yours or someone else’s hand. Since the trailer debuted for LIGHTS OUT, this film has been one of my most anticipated and worst nightmares of twenty sixteen.

You can blame the genius mind of James Wan but the idea of anything lurking in the shadows as you walk down the street or tuck yourself into bed is just dreadful. As someone who never experienced the full effect of Jaws, Anaconda (said no one ever) or any classics that did something to the normal, this feels like the film that is about to do just that!

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Among the great direction behind this terrifying story is the underused Teresa Palmer who is an excellent Australian actress who deserves a film of this caliber, and I hope after this unsettling experience, we see more of her.

If you’re like me, and are going to be sleeping with the light on for the rest of the year take a risk, enjoy the horror and hopefully you will agree with the critics of what could possibly be the best horror film of this year.

To celebrate the release of LIGHTS OUT, Moustache and Roadshow Films have 10 double passes to giveaway. To enter simply send your name and address to, to go into the draw.


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