Have you ever been home alone and heard a noise after you turn the lights out? You turn the lights on and everything seems to be fine. Shut the lights out, and a minute later, there’s that strange sound again. Is there something there in the darkness that isn’t there in the light? Or someone? Of course not. You’ve just seen too many horror films and have an overactive imagination. Or it’s just the wind ….or the house settling. However, if you actually see something in the dark that isn’t there in the light ….
In David F. Sandberg’s 2013 chilling short film Light’s Out, the lone occupant of an isolated house (played by Lotta Losten) is ready to turn in for the night when she realizes she doesn’t seem to be alone. It’s a simple premise to one of the most frighting short films in recent memory. The award-winning short has recently gotten a surge of online views and currently, the count is over six million on Vimeo and over two million on Youtube. The sudden Internet fame isn’t lost on Miss Losten, as you can see by visiting her personal blog.
About the author
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris flirted with the music business there and in Nashville before joining the U.S. Army and serving in South Korea. He remained in Asia for several years afterwards, teaching English, traveling, and covering the regional entertainment scenes. Currently in a mindset between Seoul and San Francisco, besides Idol Features, you can also catch his writings in the print edition of the monthly magazine, Effective.
No way would I have stayed in that house after seeing that!
I thought she was gonna look under the bed and see it.