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

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Milkman
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Man in Queue
Claire Catterson ...
Clerk
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Jenkins
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Lucy
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Mr. Price
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Carol
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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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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 »

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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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Long Day in the Sunshine
Performed by The Red Stripes
Written by Marc Canham and Rich Aitken
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Recommended -- much better than most contemporary American ghost films.
16 November 2012 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I reluctantly began watching what seemed to be yet another Paranormal Activity ripoff but was gradually pulled into the storyline by Pat Holden's fine direction and performances. The mood was effective as was the music score and sound design. I'm a big fan of ghost films, particularly Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING and Peter Medak's THE CHANGELING. While this film doesn't reach those heights, it is so much more effective than any of the American ghost films of the last few years.

I'm also intrigued by paranormal films based on true stories, which this one claims to be, adding more creepiness to the viewing. Making a good chilling film is not nearly as easy as it seems, so hats off to the creators of this good little film.


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