Lights Out Movie

Lights Out movie poster

A tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark.

Who's Involved:

Eric Heisserer, Richard Brener, James Wan, Teresa Palmer, David F. Sandberg, Lawrence Grey, Michael Clear, Jack Murray, Maria Bello, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gabriel Bateman, Amiah Miller, Alexander DiPersia, Ben Everard

Release Date:

Friday, July 22, 2016 (Nationwide)

terror throughout, violence including disturbing images, some thematic material and brief drug content

Runtime: 1 hr, 21 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

When Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) left home, she thought she left 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.

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Who stars in Lights Out: Cast List

"2:22" , "Take Me Home Tonight"  

"The Water Man" , "Anastasia (Live-Action)"  

"Unhinged" , "Playmobil: The Movie"  


"The Water Man" , "Better Start Swimming"  

Who's making Lights Out: Crew List

A look at the Lights Out behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director David F. Sandberg last directed Shazam! and Annabelle: Creation. The film's writer Eric Heisserer last wrote Shadow and Bone and Bloodshot.


Eric Heisserer


Lawrence Grey
Eric Heisserer
James Wan

Production Company

New Line Cinema

Production: What we know about Lights Out?

Key Facts

  1. Sandberg’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Marc Spicer (Furious 7), production designer Jennifer Spence (the Insidious films), editor Kirk Morri (The Conjuring) and costume designer Kristin M. Burke (The Conjuring). The music is composed by Benjamin Wallfisch.
  2. Marks the feature film directorial debut of David F. Sandberg, who directed the film from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5), based on Sandberg’s own short film.
  3. Based on David F. Sandberg's 2013 short film of the same name.

Filming Timeline

  1. January 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. November 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. Principal photography on the film began on June 29, 2015. Filming wrapped on August 5, 2015.

  4. August 2014: The film was in Announced status.
  5. New Line Cinema has announced an untitled horror film for January 2016.

Lights Out Release Date: When was the film released?

Lights Out was released in 2016 on Friday, July 22, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including Ice Age: Collision Course, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Star Trek Beyond.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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