March 21, 2014 by dracs
I hate horror movies. I am well documented for that opinion. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate their ability to provoke emotion and build atmosphere. Few epitomise this as well as the award winning short film Lights Out.
Lights Out, from Swedish film maker David F. Sandberg is three minutes long, and in that time manages to engender more of a terrified reaction than a lot of horror movies manage in 2 hours.
Why am I sharing this with you? Two reasons: Firstly, the skill of this horror movie is impressive. Horror is a genre that is very accessible to small scale productions, but when it is done badly it devolves into the comical. Secondly, a friend forced me to watch it and I thought I would subject you all to what I had to go through.
The film won the Best Director award in the 2013 Bloody Cuts Horror Challenge and has been a Vimeo Staff Pick.
If you are a fan of horror I would say it is worth checking out. If you aren’t a fan then watch it anyway and reaffirm for yourself why you’re not.