Watch “Lights Out”, the scariest short film I have ever seen. Really.

H.P. Lovecraft wrote: “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

Experience that for yourself when you watch the short film Lights Out, by David F. Sandberg.  And no, I’m not saying this is a Lovecraftian film… but you simply have to see this.

Watch Lights Out, then comment below and tell me what you think!  (Be sure to expand to full screen.)

I think Vimeo is higher quality, but if you can’t watch Lights Out on Vimeo for any reason, here is the Youtube upload (remember to expand to full screen, it’s better that way):

19 responses to “Watch “Lights Out”, the scariest short film I have ever seen. Really.

  1. That was great. Spooky throughout.
    And the last scene made me produce an odd, involuntary squawking sound. Points for that.

    John Hocking


  2. Weird and creepy and real. Would scare the crap out of any woman living alone. But, hiding underneath the covers? Yeah, like that would help. The ending was great! Reminded me of a dream I once had. If you haven’t seen this film-do so now! It’s a quick burst of gut-wrenching adrenaline terror!


  3. I threw my headphones off at the first bit…and am still trying to muster up the courage to finish it….

    Nice work!


    • Holly cow! Same for me! 😉 I will finish it tomorrow in daylight. I do not have guts to finish it right now… Awesome!


  4. When ever there is a scary thing stalking you…..just hide under the bed covers! Only got her when she came out.
    Any way looks a lot like what I wake up next to every morning. LOL.
    But seriously, very good.


  5. Yeah, that’s a corker, all right. I think one can make an argument for the first half being Wierd rather than Horror, and thus grazingly Lovecraftian.

    My brother views the whole as a good example of Hollywood owing us all twenty bucks; two and a half minutes and almost no budget, and it’s SO much more effective than major studio work.

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