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

Writers:

Simon Hunter, Graeme Scarfe (story)
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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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Evil lurks in the light. 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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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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nothing original but thrilling nontheless...
11 May 2001 | by matoolz2See all my reviews

I bought this movie at my local video store the other day for the whooping sum of 94 cents. I figured I could`nt lose. About 10 minutes in I was thinking that I had thrown away 94 cents and was about to eject it from the VCR and throw it in the trash. However, it began to show some promise in the thrills and suspense area so I continued to watch and ended up very pleased to add this film to my collection. Even though there is nothing original about this movie (psycho killer stalks people on an island with large knife) it is well made and well acted by a cast of unknowns. At times the suspense is riveting. I would recommend this movie for at least a one time watch.


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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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