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When the Lights Went Out (2012)

Poltergeists attack a family in Yorkshire during the 1974 nationwide blackouts.

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Jenny
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Len
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Brian
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Rita
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Sally
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Lucy
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Father Clifton
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Mr. Price
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Pale Girl
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Hilary Barnes
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Jeanette
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Monk
Hester Evans ...
Edna
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Tony
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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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Based on the true story of the most terrifying poltergeist haunting in British history See more »

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14 September 2012 (UK)  »

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Kada se Pogase Svetla  »

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The name of the family in the film is the Maynards. The family the 'true' story is loosely based upon were called the Pritchards. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when the men are unloading the vehicle, in the background you can clearly see one house has a satellite dish and later on another house is seen in the background with a UPVC extension, both not available at the time the film was set See more »

Connections

Version of Most Haunted: 30 East Drive - Part 1 (2015) See more »

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Swan Lake
Performed by Marc Canham
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Courtesy of Nimrod Production
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A few decent scares
16 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A have read a review on this site, where the poster says he or she has seen similar things in other horror films. This may be true but it is pretty hard with poltergeist movies not to duplicate, things being displaced etc, I found the setting of 70's Britain excellent,having lived through the 70's it brought back memories of collars on the outside of jackets and the humour added another dimension. The acting was realistic and unlike so many films there was a story which had a conclusion. How many times do we sit with the credits coming down and think "is that it, has it finished?" Personally I don't believe in ghosts, poltergeists, exorcisms, etc but this film kept me entertained which is all you can ask.


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