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Lighthouse (1999)

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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Chief Prison Officer O'Neil (as Chris Dunne)
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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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Horror | Thriller

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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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Dead of Night  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Last film role of Norman Mitchell. See more »

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Weevil: Excuse me but is there something you're not telling us?
Prison Officer Ian Goslet: Leo Rook.
Weevil: What about him?
[flashback of Leo chained up on the cell of the ship]
Dr. Kirsty McCloud: He was on the boat tonight.
[Weevil gasps in horror]
Richard Spader: Why didn't you tell us?
Chief Prison Officer O'Neil: No one has to tell you anything Spader"
Dr. Kirsty McCloud: I'm the prison psychologist, I'm writing a book on him.
Spoons: Well, two words would sum him up; sick fuck.
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One of the best slasher films I have ever seen
28 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a lot like the movies High Tension, and Creep. It revolves around a lighthouse with a killer on the loose, knocking off every few minutes one more casualty. Although the story is nothing original, the writing, and directing are top-notch and worthy. The movie looks, and feels like a high-budget, blockbuster movie. From my Country of Origin, this movie has a very thrilling and is one of the best slasher films I have ever seen.

This is the first lighthouse type movie I have ever seen, and I think it will remain the best for a while (in my perspective!).

For the overall work and amazing atmosphere, I give this movie a cheering 9/10.


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