Nightlight (2015 film)

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Nightlight Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byScott Beck
Bryan Woods
Produced byMichael London
Norton Herrick
Darren Brandl
Janice Williams
Screenplay byScott Beck
Bryan Woods
StarringShelby Young
Chloe Bridges
Carter Jenkins
Mitch Hewer
Taylor Murphy
CinematographyAndrew M. Davis
Edited byRussell Andrew
Herrick Entertainment
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
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  • March 27, 2015 (2015-03-27) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Nightlight is a 2015 American found footage supernatural thriller film written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. It stars Shelby Young, Chloe Bridges, Carter Jenkins, Mitch Hewer, and Taylor Murphy.

Plot summary[edit]

Five friends go into a mysterious forest for a fun night of flashlight games. Their night in the woods turns into a deadly experience when they disturb a demonic presence that has a long history of supposedly driving young people to suicide.

The five teens, Robin, Ben, Chris, Amelia, and Nia are out in the woods the day after their friend, Ethan, committed suicide when Robin rejected him to go to prom with her, causing him to hang himself in the woods, where it's rumored that those who died have never been found.

While trying to find which tree Ethan hung himself, they start hearing strange noises all around them and think someone is pulling a prank but realize that they may have made a terrible mistake and try to leave.

They end up getting lost and conclude that the souls of the people that died in the woods want revenge on those that wronged them, including Ethan, whose soul has been corrupted by the vengeful spirits to get even with his so-called friends.

One by one, Robin and her friends are then picked off by the spirit of Ethan until Robin is the only left standing. She tries to reason with Ethan, as well as apologizing for not taking him to prom. But seeing this as a means of escape, Ethan flings Robin across the woods, where falls off a cliff to her death, and the camera she has is seen dangling of a tree branch, which is implied that Nathan has found closure and is ready to pass on into the afterlife. We than see Nathan making a suicide video, and knows that, despite of everything that will happen, he hopes friends will have a better life.



Production on the film began on May 15, 2012 in Utah.[2][3]


In July 2014 it was announced that Lionsgate had acquired distribution rights to the film and planned a 2015 limited release and video on demand run for the film, and that Lionsgate was partnering with The Film Arcade on the theatrical release.[4] The film was released in the United States in a limited release and through video on demand beginning on March 27, 2015.[5]


The film was met with negative reviews, on Rotten Tomatoes it holds a rating of 17% based on 6 reviews with an average rating of 3.2/10.[6]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment on May 26, 2015 in the United States.[7]


  1. ^ "AMC Theatres: Nightlight". Retrieved February 13, 2015.
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  6. ^ "Nightlight (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
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