Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Teresa Palmer Tapped into Childhood Fear for 'Lights Out'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Teresa Palmer Tapped into Childhood Fear for 'Lights Out'

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Actress accessed childhood fear for 'Lights Out'

Teresa Palmer says she tapped into a part of herself that was scared of the dark as a child for her new horror movie, "Lights Out."

"I remember I had a touch-lamp next to my bed and I would tap it on the brightest light, and I remember my mom would always come in and she was like, 'That's too bright to sleep, we've got to put it on the dimmer one,' and I was like, 'OK, goodnight, mom.' And then (push the button) right back up to the bright one. I was just petrified."

In "Lights Out," now in theaters, Palmer plays a young woman who has distanced herself from her family because of trauma she experienced growing up, but is drawn back in when her younger brother begins to experience the same things she went through.

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