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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
Tasha Connor ...
Sally
Hannah Clifford ...
Lucy
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Father Clifton
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Mr. Price
Molly Windsor ...
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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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. See more »

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Horror

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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

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

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Written by Marc Canham and Rich Aitken
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of Nimrod Production
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Done before and better
30 January 2017 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Another poltergeist story, this time in Yorkshire in the mid seventies. Nothing wrong with that if you like that genre of movie but then it has to be better then a lot of other good movies in this genre. When The Lights Went Out is okay to watch once but that's about it. There's just not enough horror in this movie, neither enough thrills to give you a creepy feeling that you sometimes get in other classics in this genre. The story isn't that bad except that it has been done before, over and over. The cast is okay without being great. The special effects are a bit boring, just the usual stuff of things falling down, lamps swinging and slamming doors. Every now and then a creepy face but really nothing that's going to scare you. So in conclusion, it's okay to watch once but if you have the choice then just watch another and better one.


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