Synopsis: For years, the Covington forest has been 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.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
Production: Lionsgate
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min


I had a bad couple of days,

a few days...

I actually had

a suicide attempt.


I swallowed a bunch of


Sometimes I think I should

just take this flashlight

and... just go out to

Covington and disappear.

My friend has seen some of these

videos that I've recorded,

And she made us this.

Matching key chains.

It's a picture of us from

middle school at a dance.

And it's really nice of her.

Um... She's one of

the best people I know.

I think I'm going

to ask her to the dance.

Maybe things will

change after that.

Who knows?

You stupid fucking flashlight.

Piece of shit.

How am I supposed to play

flashlight games

my flashlight doesn't work?


You're fine.

Damn it.

All right.

Stop crying.

Just forget about it,

forget about him.


Hey, boy.

According to Facebook...

Ben likes... sports.

And he likes rock climbing.

He likes Abercrombie & Fitch.

I know.

He really likes dogs,

so you are going

to be my wing man. OK?


Good boy. You're such a...

Damn it.

Hey, Ben.

Hey, how you doing? Yeah.

Not how you doing...

How are...

Thank you for

inviting me to play

flashlight games with you guys.

Oh, it's going to be

so scary in Covington.

Oh, that sounds

fucking desperate.

OK. Um...

- Hey guys.

- Hold on.

Can we just talk about

our faces for a second?

- Hi, puppy.

- What up?

Hey, what's your name?


I was talking to the dog.

Oh no, I know.

Yeah, that's Kramer.

Well, If you could

keep Kramer away from me,

that would be sweet.

It looks like you were crying.

No, no.

No, I wasn't, I wasn't crying.

I was just, like...

I was laughing so hard

so my eyes were watering.

Does he know any tricks?

I think it's kind of weird

that you brought a dog.

- It's not weird.

- It's weird.

- It's not weird.

- It's weird.

Does anybody know

when Ben's coming?


- What?

- I said why?

I'm just, I'm just wondering.

You are so weird.

I'm just wondering when

everybody's coming.

Uh huh. You're wondering

when everybody's coming?

Or are you wondering

when Ben is coming?

Very funny. Can I have

my flashlight back please?

Everybody knows you have

a f*ck crash on Ben.

Is it because he's British?

No I don't, I don't,

I don't like Ben.

- Hi Ben.

- Hey.

Hey Ben.


Your guest brought a dog.

Hey boy.

Are you excited?

I know we said

Lincoln Forest. But, uh...

it's going to be

way cooler in Covington.

Yeah, I've always wanted to play

flashlight games with you guys.

I brought my own flashlight.

Ooh, she brought

her own flashlight.

Whoa. Where did

you find the dog?

- Hey Kramer, buddy.

- So Ben, you've...

you've played

Nightlight before right?

- How does it...?

- Oh, by the way...

How does it work?

Is it like hide and seek?

- 'Cause...

- Robin.

'cause I am

awesome at that game.

Yo, Robin.

Do you work at the

Dairy Beach right now?



Yeah, Cathy told me

that she thought

she saw you yesterday

cleaning counters or something.

No. No, I

wouldn't work there...

Memorize the Wikipedia page?


Guys? How much

further are we going?

It's kind of

good marketing I guess.

Like, you're not cool unless

you kill yourself in Covington.

We're not going

to the church are we?

A fucking possum.


People come

here to die, it's so pretty.

Maybe it's the altitude.

Like it makes people do things

they don't want to do.

The only thing that makes me do

things I don't want to do...

is vagina.

Not mine.

Are you OK?


Yeah, I'm cool.

No you're not.

Oh, my God. The

scariest shit I've ever heard.


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Scott Beck

Scott Beck (born October 22, 1984) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He co-writes and co-directs with filmmaking partner Bryan Woods. In 2001, Beck and Woods formed Bluebox Films. Together they co-wrote and executive produced A Quiet Place for Paramount Pictures, in addition to writing and directing Spread, a scripted pilot for MTV, and Nightlight, a supernatural thriller for Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment.In 2016, Beck and Woods sold their original screenplay for A Quiet Place to Paramount Pictures. The film, executive produced by Beck, Woods, Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes, stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, the latter of who also directed and re-wrote the script. Paramount subsequently signed Beck and Woods to a blind script deal for a second project they will write and direct. A Quiet Place was released in April 2018 to critical acclaim with an approval rating of 95% and became a major box office hit, grossing over $330 million worldwide.The duo also wrote and directed the thriller Haunt, produced by Eli Roth and Sierra/Affinity. In June 2018, Beck and Woods signed on to adapt and executive produce Stephen King's short story The Boogeyman for 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps Entertainment. In the television world, Beck & Woods developed the series Zeroes for Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti. more…

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