Based on real events which saw two lighthouse keepers stranded for months at sea in a freak storm, the film tells a tale of death, madness and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness.


Chris Crow
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Credited cast:
Mark Lewis Jones ... Thomas Griffiths
Michael Jibson ... Thomas Howell
Gerald Tyler ... MacDonald
Ian Virgo ... Company Man #1
Nathan Sussex ... Taylor
Jason May ... Company Man #2
Joshua Richards Joshua Richards ... Jones
Stephen McDade Stephen McDade ... Fisherman
Charles Curran Charles Curran ... Men In Mist
Nick Pratt Nick Pratt ... Sailors In Tavern
David Shillitoe David Shillitoe ... Men In Mist
Guy Osborne Guy Osborne ... Rowers
Gareth Whieldon Gareth Whieldon ... Sailors In Tavern
David Lloyd David Lloyd ... Men In Mist
Stephen Mckenna Stephen Mckenna ... Sailors In Tavern


Based on the infamous Smalls Island Incident of 1801 'The Lighthouse' follows Thomas Howell and Thomas Griffith's disastrous posting to Smalls Island Lighthouse to 'keep the light' 25 miles from land and surrounded by the deadly Irish sea. The men are stranded in a freak storm that rages for months, nothing short of an act of God. The film tells a tale of death, madness and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness.

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It gnaws, and not in a good way
27 October 2019 | by waleed-53165See all my reviews

I'm all for lonely atmospheric character based stories but despite a promising start this movie doesn't explore an interesting (though not very unique) story. In the end it feels repetitive, predictable and drawn out, even tho the acting is ok. Could have been 40 minutes shorter.

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6 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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