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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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Father Clifton
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Mr. Price
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Hilary Barnes
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Jeanette
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Edna
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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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14 September 2012 (UK)  »

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Kada se Pogase Svetla  »

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Written and directed by the original haunting family's nephew, Pat Holden. See more »

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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 »

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

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A Walkin Miracle
Performed by Limmie and the family Cookin
Written by Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss, Luigi Creatore, and Adam Levy
Published by EMI Music Publishing (WP) Ltd and Memory Lane Music Ltd
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A few decent scares
16 December 2012 | by 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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