Lights go off – creature appears. Lights come on – creature vanishes. At first glance, the concept seems relatively mundane, but “Lights Out” explores more than a light switch, tackling themes like mental illness and domestic abuse. With acclaimed producer James Wan (director of “The Conjuring” and “Furious 7”) helming the project, “Lights Out” goes deeper…
The entire film is an exercise in sustained dread, as we wait, scanning the screen for a figure we know is inevitably coming.
Director William Eubank’s second film, “The Signal,” is an upcoming sci-fi inspired film that revolves around three-college students— Nick (Brenton Thwaites), Hailey (Olivia Cooke) and Jonah (Beau Knapp)— who find themselves lured into the desert by a hacker they have been tracking while on a cross-country road trip. The Daily sat down with William Eubank for an exclusive discussion of the film.
Surprisingly enough, though, “Fright Night” manages to toe that line with apparent ease, melding the genres to create a thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience.