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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
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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
Graham Hornsby ...
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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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 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 »

Connections

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

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Off the Hook
Written by Igor Dvorkin / Duncan Pittock
Published by Audionetwork
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A very British ghost story
29 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the fact that this was old fashioned, yes obviously, due to the fact it is set in the 70s but I enjoyed that it was slow and simmering. The attention to detail in the sets and costumes really helped the whole feel and the acting was excellent and very natural. There are moments of black humour and the language and responses are very British, which I appreciated. Yes, it's nothing new but sometimes you just want a ghost story to give you chills and make you look twice at any open door at night when you are going upstairs! It is a shame the last 5 minutes let it all down so badly, no spoilers here but watch it and see what I mean. I'd say give it a go, it might just give you the creeps.


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