When The Lights Went Out Review

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Based on a true story concerning poltergeist attacks on a Yorkshire family during the 1970’s nationwide black outs.


Yorkshire, 1974, and the Maynard family are under siege from a poltergeist and, being no-nonsense Northerners, they tough out the night-terrors until they’re forced to call in t’exorcist. While the scares are largely seen-it-jumped-it, Pat Holden’s pacy possession horror has a lot going for it.

Aesthetically authentic and frightening in parts. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem all that different to what has come before it.