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Lighthouse (1999)

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Members of a sunken prison ship take refuge at an old lighthouse, unaware one of their most notorious criminals has taken shelter there as well.

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Simon Hunter

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Simon Hunter, Graeme Scarfe (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Richard Spader
Rachel Shelley ... Dr. Kirsty McCloud
Christopher Adamson ... Leo Rook
Paul Brooke ... Captain Campbell
Don Warrington ... Prison Officer Ian Goslet
Christopher Dunne ... Chief Prison Officer O'Neil (as Chris Dunne)
Bob Goody Bob Goody ... Weevil
Pat Kelman ... Spoons
Peter McCabe ... Prison Officer Hopkins
Norman Mitchell ... Brownlow
Howard Attfield Howard Attfield ... Sykes
Jason Round Jason Round ... Spitfield
Stuart Callaghan Stuart Callaghan ... Ship's Mate
Yolande Davis Yolande Davis ... Young Prison Officer
Sarah Wateridge Sarah Wateridge ... McCloud's Mother
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Storyline

A prison ship on its way to a remote island prison runs aground on rocks and sinks. Mixed survivors of cons and prison guards struggle ashore, only to discover to their horror that another survivor has made it ashore before them. Murderous psychotic, Leo Rook, who not only had a hand in the ship's sinking but has decapitated all but one of the island's lighthouse crew. Stranded, with no means of escape or call for help, the survivors must face a night of terror as they know that since they've learned that Leo survived going down with the ship he can't let any of them live and is hellbent on adding their severed heads to his collection. Written by suspicouscrabsaccount

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The brightest light hides your darkest fear See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead of Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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The lighthouse is identified in a framed cross-section as "Gehenna Lighthouse." According to Wikipedia, Gehenna is the special section of Hades reserved for wicked persons. In the New Testament, it was a place where children were sacrificed by fire. See more »

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Leo Rook: [his only line as he falls on fire out of the lighthouse] AAAAAAAHHHHHH
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17 April 2006 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

More like outhouse as it's got the same contents. This is probably one of the worst horror films I've ever seen, and I've watched some utter drivel in my time!

A ship flounders onto a lighthouse island with it's crew of convicts and wardens and a crazed killer attempts to murder them all....and... er....that's it. Cue lots of gore and screaming and running about. This could have been so much better but it's totally spoilt by the overwrought acting by people more used to the histrionics of British soap operas.You can almost see the angst in every delivered line of dialogue from this bunch of 'lighthouse luvvies.' Drama workshop and improv style makes for a pretentious story that plays like a student film.Even the swearing is strictly from RADA drama school, i.e: 'farking.' It pains me to admit it but we Brits just can't seem to make a decent horror film anymore,at least not a straight slasher genre type which this fails so dismally at. 'Darkness Falls' was a pretty bad lighthouse based horror but it's a classic compared to this cliché ridden overblown mess.


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