Those attending tonight’s screening of When the Lights Went Out can enter a free prize draw to win a weekend in a real Haunted House in Yorkshire. When the Lights Went Out screens as part of the Fanomenon Yorkshire at Vue in The Light at 6.30pm. Please click here to buy tickets.
Set in Yorkshire in 1974 and based on a true story, When the Light Went Out has remarkable attention to period detail and offers arguably the scariest ghost story of the year. The film’s producers are offering audience members the chance to brave a weekend in the actual ‘haunted’ house in Pontefract the story is based on… if they dare!
Anyone attending the screening can enter a prize draw with the winners being selected at the end of the film. The house has a strong connection with the film as it was the home of director Pat Holden’s aunt when he was a child, and the property reportedly still has a ‘presence’ which resulted in the last visitors who attempted to spend the night leaving quickly.
The film itself has also enjoyed a spooky start, as it failed to play properly on its first two screenings at a cinema in London with an investigation into the equipment revealing no obvious explanation for the problems.