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WonderCon: A Look at ‘Lights Out’

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The trailer for Lights Out is fantastic. Loaded with shocks and great imagery. Packed with deafening music cues to maximize the effect. It’s a bombastic trailer with much more in the way of horror moments than most trailers, and if they’re keeping a lot of big moments out of the trailer the film could be an unrelenting horror experience. Based on a short film that went mega-viral, this James Wan-produced effort makes for the debut of director David F. Sandberg and it features Maria Bello, Teresa Palmer, and Billy Burke.

It’s a very competently show movie and it gives us all hope because at the WonderCon panel the first-time filmmaker gave us this inspiring comment: “The first time I ever set foot on a film set was as a director.”

The marketing for the film should start up soon and there’s no reason it’s not going to be the next in a long line of horror movies that James Wan turns to gold.

Here’s the original short film which inspired it:

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Nick Nunziata

Nick Nunziata is the Managing Editor of the Fan Contributor Program based in Atlanta, Georgia. He's spent the better part of the last 20 years writing about film on the Web. His CHUD.com was a pioneer in the industry, and he has worked on the production side with Guillermo del Toro. He loves baseball, turn-based strategy games, film, great TV, and anything that involves a giant monster.

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