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When the Lights Went Out (2012)

 -  Horror  -  14 September 2012 (UK)
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Poltergeists attack a family in Yorkshire during the 1974 nationwide blackouts.

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Yorkshire, 1974. Britain is in recession, the oil crisis and black outs loom large. The Maynard family move into their dream house, only to find a "presence" already living there. Len, Jenny and their daughter Sally must struggle to keep their already-fragile family together as they are attacked by poltergeists. Soon it becomes apparent that Sally is their main focus of attention. The house becomes a living nightmare. They must exorcise the evil spirits for them to survive. Written by Anonymous

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Set in 1974 and based on true events, When The Lights Went Out is the story of a down-to-earth Yorkshire family and the malevolent spirit who turns their existence upside down.

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The first time Sally goes to school she leaves the house with her hair in a pony tail, but when she's filmed inside the school bus her hair is down. See more »

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Annie's Song
Written by John Denver © 1974 (Renewed) Jesse Belle Denver (NS) and Cherry Lane Music Inc. (ASCAP)
All Rights on behalf of Jesse Belle Denver
Administered by WB Music Group
Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Chrysalis One Publishing UK Limited
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A very British ghost story
29 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the fact that this was old fashioned, yes obviously, due to the fact it is set in the 70s but I enjoyed that it was slow and simmering. The attention to detail in the sets and costumes really helped the whole feel and the acting was excellent and very natural. There are moments of black humour and the language and responses are very British, which I appreciated. Yes, it's nothing new but sometimes you just want a ghost story to give you chills and make you look twice at any open door at night when you are going upstairs! It is a shame the last 5 minutes let it all down so badly, no spoilers here but watch it and see what I mean. I'd say give it a go, it might just give you the creeps.


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