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When the Lights Went Out

When the Lights Went Out
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 86 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pat Holden
  • Cast: Kate Ashfield, Nicky Bell, Alan Brent
  • UK release: 14 September 2012

In 1970s Yorkshire, amid industrial unrest, the Maynard family moves into their new house and soon encounters unearthly terror as a seeming poltergeist starts…playing with the Slinky. The gestures towards realism soon give way to silliness; glimpses of Noel Edmonds and the Sweet are more horrifying than the low-rent ghost-train thrills.

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When The Lights Went Out

11 Sep 20122 stars

Disappointing British ghost story set in 1970s Yorkshire, starring Martin Compston

The UK box office success of The Woman in Black is presumably the reason for the deluge of such penny dreadfuls as When The Lights Went Out, yet another ghost train ride with a succession of scary faces looming out of the dark, aiming to jolt…

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