When the Lights Went Out Reviews
The movie is a wonderful piece if you're into retro 70s icons as everything from Slinkies and Buckaroo to Noel Edmonds gets referenced. because of this, and the believable family conveyed by the main cast, there's something remarkably cozy about this for a horror film.
The downside to this means that the scares, when they do come, aren't that scary and unfortunately most you can see coming a mile away. but there are some decent chilling moments in it.
This is a British horror, and it wears its heart truly on its sleeve. There are too many cultural references for a non UK resident to 'get' and it feels like an episode of 'Hammer House of Horror' just not as gory as that 70s TV gem.
There are also a couple of characters who appear in the movie who appear important to the plot, then just as quickly disappear.
It's not a bad movie, it's just not that great either, hence its 2.5 stars.