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When the Lights Went Out (2012)

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Prepare yourself for the ultimate horror experience. As you watch this film there is one inescapable fact that cannot be denied, one fact that will make your blood run cold, one fact that will leave you gasping for breath and unable to turn out the lights...everything you are about to see..really happened. Yorkshire, 1974, the Maynard family moves into their dream house. It's a dream that quickly descends into a panic stricken nightmare as the family discovers a horrifying truth, a truth that

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A film that not even the formidable Gary Lewis can save is a scary thing indeed.

September 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Nothing particularly surprising or exciting happens, and the straightness with which the subject is treated eventually means everything seizes up.

September 19, 2012 Full Review Source: SFX Magazine
SFX Magazine

Despite the fact that the scariest thing about this Yorkshire-brewed ghost story are the 70s fashions (avocado kitchen and rum and pep, anyone?), there is something quite charming about the creakiness of it all.

September 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Director Pat Holden delivers a few effective shocks but overcooks the climax.

September 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

This British scary movie is preposterous and cheesy, if occasionally oddly enjoyable.

September 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

[Draws] upon the effective, low-fi scares of Ghostwatch or The Stone Tapes for well-sustained tension.

September 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Soon gives way to silliness, with the poltergeist fiddling with Sally's Buckeroo and Slinky toys.

September 11, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

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

September 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Besides a couple of decent low-key jolts, hearsay and heroic art direction alone don't add up to t'Exorcist.

August 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

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