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When the Lights Went Out (2012)

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

Director:

Pat Holden

Writer:

Pat Holden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Ashfield ... Jenny
Steven Waddington ... Len
Craig Parkinson ... Brian
Andrea Lowe ... Rita
Tasha Connor ... Sally
Hannah Clifford Hannah Clifford ... Lucy
Gary Lewis ... Father Clifton
Martin Compston ... Mr. Price
Molly Windsor ... Pale Girl
Tony Pitts ... Hilary Barnes
Jo Hartley ... Jeanette
Ross Mullan ... Monk
Hester Evans Hester Evans ... Edna
Graham Hornsby ... Tony
Matt Connor Matt Connor ... Lute Player
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kada se Pogase Svetla See more »

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Kintop Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hero for The Homeless
Performed by Mathmatica
Written by Marc Canham and Rich Aitken
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of Nimrod Production
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I know this place well
29 March 2013 | by bev2005See 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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