When the Lights Went Out

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Pat Holden
Production: Revolver Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min


What was wrong with the old place?

Where do I start?

I liked it.

Good. You can stay there.

Very funny.

- Can we put some music on, please?

- Or we can just have me.

- How much do we pay the movers?

- 20 pounds.

Cheeky sons.

- When are Brian and Rita showing up?

- When it's too late to help.

- Typical Brian.

- Typical Rita.

- I hate it.

- You don't know how good your life is.

- What's that spastic doing here?

- Who?

There, from school.

She smells like piss.

Pretend you're in an old people's home.

- Cavalry has arrived!

- And the trouble.

Don't panic, Len.

- I've got a job for you.

- Bugger, I thought we missed all that.

- A housewarming present.

- I had a day off.

No rest for the wicked.

The first three are yours.

- First three?

- Yeah.

The bath is that way, love.

Come on, look like you are happy.

- You get that thing in the bedroom?

- Cheeky dog.

Hey, that's why I've got a darkroom.

You can come down anytime.

Catlefield Woods.

I've been in there.

- So?

- It's right mysterious.

Turn around.

Come on!

What's with that long face?

I can cheer up, but you'll

always be awkward.

- Did you hear that?

- Come in. The camera is blocked.

Come on, girls.

Show me.

Beautiful. Beautiful, girls!

That's how we do it, you see?

You two share.

- To the new house!

- To the new house! Cheers!


The bubbles got up my nose.

Show us some love.


What's up, love?

- I thought you were happy.

- I'm more than happy, Len.

- That's just sick, isn't it?

- I think it's nice.

- Shouldn't you be getting home?

- Relax, not so fast.

- I should've been a model.

- Lovely. Once again. Watch the birdie.

- Dad?

- Yes, love?

Did you just move my stuff?

You're kidding, aren't you?

Put it back before your mum sees it.

- Avocado?

- What?

Avocado. That would

be nice, wouldn't it?

Don't you mean green, love?

- You don't have a sense of style, Len.

- Or more pertinently, money.

- Come on, cheer up, love.

- You alright?

I don't like this house.

It gives me the creeps.

The light moved on its own last night.

- Did you leave a window open?

- Buckaroo went off.

- He's supposed to do it, isn't it?

- By itself?

- You don't believe me, do you?

- Time for school.

Subsequently led to the demise

of the Catholic Church in England.

The monasteries were

closed by which king?

Mr Price?



She's drawn a picture of you, sir.

She fancies you, sir.

Look, she's gone red.

Right, girls. That's enough.

Bring out, Sally. Come on, let's see it.

It's really good.

I would say it's excellent.

If this was an art class.

And you got my hair wrong.


Right, can someone tell me

who closed all the monasteries?

- Henry VIII, sir.

- How many wives did he have?

- I'm not staying here on my own.

- We won't be out long.

- There's 10 shilling on the shelf.

- There's somebody here.

Stop it, love. You're a big girl now.

Behave like one.

If I'm a big girl, why can't I come?

Because you're too young.

- I can't win, can I?

- No.

- Bye, love.

- See you.

Sod off then.

It's your round, isn't it?

Here you go. With a coaster.

We're civilized, right?

0 So? Settling in all right?

- Kind of.

Sally got in her mind that we're not alone.

What do you mean?

We've got a ghost there.

She is just a child.

- I thought I saw something myself.

- Don't tell her that, it'll be the end.

Ladies. Is it okay?

Cheers, love.

You bless.

That was 'Limmie And The Family

Cooking' with 'The Walking Miracle'.

I hope our charts is to your liking.

Jimmy Osmond went up ten places.

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