Had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic, Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg would probably be knee-deep in working on the sequel to his 2019 DC movie Shazam!, which was slated to start production later this year.
Then COVID-19 happened, and you know the rest. While Sandberg is laying low at home, waiting for the viral storm to blow over, he managed to squeeze in a creepy three-minute horror short called Shadowed, filmed entirely in his house, costing him probably next to nothing.
Sandberg has a history of making horror shorts, including 2014’s Lights Out, which was later expanded into a feature produced by James Wan and starring Maria Bello and Teresa Palmer. He went on to helm Annabelle: Creation before making the big leap into blockbuster turf with Shazam!
Sandberg has called Shadowed “a companion piece” to Lights Out. Both shorts star Sandberg’s wife, Lotta Losten, as a lady trapped alone in a house with a shadowy phantasm. It’s amazing what he could come up with using limited resources. Imagine what he can do if he had a bigger budget. Watch this at night.