Less found footage than POV, Scott Beck & Bryan Woods’ Nightlight takes the perspective of a flashlight midst a round of late night adolescent games in a forest shrouded in urban legend. It’s an urgent run through the woods, a spooky night out in which nature often seems to come alive, and though its conceit is a bit silly, it’s one that doesn’t saddle us with asking why anyone’s still filming. Out today, March 27th, in theaters and on VOD from Lionsgate, see an exclusive batch of photos from Nightlight, below.
In Nightlight, “the Covington forest is shrouded in mystery, with a dark past as a final destination for troubled youths. Undeterred by the news of a classmate who recently took his life in those woods, five teens journey into the forest for an evening of flashlight games and ghost stories. But their plans go awry when the friends awaken a demonic presence, an unseen evil that will seize upon their deepest fears—and plunge them into a nightmare of absolute terror.”
You can check out Shock’s talk with Beck & Woods on trying to do something different with found footage right here. Find our four exclusive shots, and more stills from the film, below.