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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Chief Prison Officer O'Neil: I'm in charge here!
Dr. Kirsty McCloud: No you're not he...
[Leo Rook appears]
Dr. Kirsty McCloud: -is!
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Above average for a new horror film
24 May 2000 | by MADMANMARZSee 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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