Lights Out director David Sandberg defends the ending of his horror hit

It’s a good week to be David F. Sandberg. Lights Out—the director’s first feature, expanded from his freaky three-minute short of the same name—is the sleeper horror hit of the summer. The film, about a malevolent specter that can only attack under cover of darkness, has already made back its modest $4.9 million…

Annabelle 2 has a new director, and an actual shot at being good

After James Wan’s 2013 horror film The Conjuring, based upon Ed and Lorraine Warren’s supposedly true (though highly suspect) account of an actual haunting, turned out to be genuinely scary and generally well-regarded—not to mention extremely profitable—it was easy to understand why New Line Cinema decided to spin off…

Brian De Palma to direct Daredevil-esque thriller for Chinese movie studio

Brian De Palma is set to direct an upcoming action thriller, Lights Out, Variety reports. The movie is the first of a slate of “high-concept action films” made by Aurora Alliance Films, a joint venture banner between Huace, one of China’s leading TV producers, and Sydney- and Los Angeles-based Arclight Films. Lights…

Warm Bodies’ Teresa Palmer to star in James Wan’s Lights Out

As reported by Deadline, Warm Bodies star Teresa Palmer (she played the human) has been cast in Lights Out, an adaptation of director David Sandberg’s short film of the same name. Sandberg himself is directing—it’ll be his feature debut—and James Wan will be taking a break from directing every other movie to produce…