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Lighthouse (1999)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  17 July 2002 (UK)
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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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Richard Spader
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Dr. Kirsty McCloud
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Captain Campbell
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Prison Officer Ian Goslet
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Chief Prison Officer O'Neil (as Chris Dunne)
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Jason Round ...
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Yolande Davis ...
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Sarah Wateridge ...
McCloud's Mother
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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 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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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore and some language | See all certifications »
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17 July 2002 (UK)  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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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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Killer Mime???
8 May 2002 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

The plot is simple yet promising, but it's executed in as many inept ways as seemingly possible. First, the killer is the least scary I've seen in any slasher flick -- he looks like a friggin' MIME, for god's sake! Second, the victims are all so annoyingly helpless, they just stand there and look at the killer like a deer in headlights. Third, the pacing and direction are slow and undramatic -- and when the film does try to get dramatic, it goes overboard with slow motion, soaring music, and extended (i.e. aggravating) sequences where the victim is just HIDING and HIDING and HIDING, hoping that the killer looming over him won't find him. Fourth, the characters are undeveloped; who are these people and why should we care? I was HOPING they'd get killed. Finally, the sound is so soft at times, you can't hear the dialogue... not that it really matters anyway. A great opportunity wasted due to ineptitude.


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