If you’ve been a regular reader of That Was A Bit Mental you’ll notice that all the films I’ve reviewed so far this year have one thing in common: they’re about as scary as solar panels. Which are not scary.
In just three minutes, Lights Out changes this. It’s a short film made for a challenge called Who’s There? in which filmmakers had to make an effective horror story in three minutes.
Most of it is just a case of tension building, but the final shot will stay with you for a long time, especially if you’re the sort of person who has trouble sleeping.
Make it full screen and enjoy (no loud boo scares, I promise. I hate that sort of cheap shit).