When the Lights Went Out
When the Lights Went Out (2012)

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… More

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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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

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Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph

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

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Eddie Harrison
The List

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

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Russell Lewin
SFX Magazine

Nothing particularly surprising or exciting happens, and the straightness with which the subject is treated eventually means everything seizes up.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

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

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Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

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

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

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.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

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

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Matt Glasby
Total Film

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

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