“The Lighthouse” plays upon something that might work better in a book than film. Cerebral dread doesn’t exactly engage the visual need that many have with film. Watching two men debate theological concerns and personal drives doesn’t tug at the brain. What it does do is create atmosphere. That’s great, but it doesn’t exactly tell the middle of the road people why they should be scared. So, what’s a person to do?

As this film releases in the mid-summer, take a step back and enjoy the film for what it is. We’re entering into an era where very few of us are getting to see movies like this. Intelligent horror never catches on, unless it has a big marketing push. But, even that requires some hook for an audience. Think past the hooks, people. Look for the films that have something to say.


  • 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Not Rated
  • Uncork’d Entertainment


  • 80%
    Film Score - 80%

The Plot Thus Far

BAFTA-award winning supernatural thriller THE LIGHTHOUSE, starring Michael Jibson (Hunter Killer, Beauty and the Beast) and Mark Lewis Jones (Star Wars : The Last Jedi, “Game of Thrones”), hits theaters and VOD this July.

“A dark and disquieting journey into the heart of madness” (Starburst), the film, inspired by a terrifying true story, tells of two men trapped in an isolated lighthouse, surrounded by the deadly Irish sea, with both their minds ultimately pushed to the limits.

Directed by Chris Crow, and nominated for five BAFTA awards including Best Director and Best Actor, winning Best Visual Effects, THE LIGHTHOUSE opens in select theaters July 6 and VOD July 10.


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