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Lighthouse (1999)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Spader
Dr. Kirsty McCloud
Captain Campbell
Prison Officer Ian Goslet
Chief Prison Officer O'Neil (as Chris Dunne)
Bob Goody ...
Peter McCabe ...
Prison Officer Hopkins
Norman Mitchell ...
Howard Attfield ...
Jason Round ...
Stuart Callaghan ...
Ship's Mate
Yolande Davis ...
Young Prison Officer
Sarah Wateridge ...
McCloud's Mother


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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Evil lurks in the light. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

17 July 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dead of Night  »

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Box Office


$1,800,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last film role of Norman Mitchell. See more »


Leo Rook: [his only line as he falls on fire out of the lighthouse] AAAAAAAHHHHHH
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Above average for a new horror film
24 May 2000 | by (bklyn ny) – See all my reviews

"Lighthouse" was briefly released in theatres in March 2000, before ending up on video under the title Dead Of Night. Basically this is an excellent slasher film. Several very effective sequences between the killer and the victims make the film quite suspensful. The movie takes itself seriously unlike most of the current crop of "horror movies". The acting is passable and I liked the choice of setting and the way the film is generally set up. There is a decent amount of gore too. Lighthouse/Dead Of Night is worth a look ! It's like a British version of the 80's American slasher film only made in the late 90's after the genre became a joke and we all forgot horror movies can still be scary!

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