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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 film is set in 1974, yet Sally puts up a poster in her bedroom of a anime series "One Piece" which came out in 1997. See more »

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Swan Lake
Performed by Marc Canham
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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29 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was born and raised in the area the film is based upon. The Black Monk and this history of the house is well known to locals and a lot was left out of the film.

I suppose one thing that comes across the wrong way is that when the proverbial hits the fan, us Northerners take on the laugh or cry mentality. Which comes across in the film, however, if you are not used to how we deal with utter turmoil (try to turn it into humour) then you might think that the event is made light of when indeed, it's a very horrible encounter at best.

What the film show's you is only the tip of the iceberg, there was a lot more that wasn't captured.........


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