I’m not the biggest fan of haunted house flicks. Even within the genre, I find them very generic and predictable. However, news on British poltergeist film When the Lights Went Out has piqued my interest somewhat!
News has emerged that Revolver Entertainment have acquired the UK distribution rights to this film which stars Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead), Steven Waddington (Sleepy Hollow, The Hunters), Martin Compston (Wild Country, Doomsday) and Gary Lewis (Shallow Grave, Gangs of New York). Written and directed by Pat Holden, the film comes with the following 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.”
Originally titled Speak No Evil, When the Lights Went Out is slated for a release in the UK sometime in autumn. Check out the trailer below!