If you know me, you know I love horror…not only do I love horror, I love UnCork’d Entertainment. When I got the opportunity to review this “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”)”, I just couldn’t turn it down!
“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” (IMDb).
The isolation these men had was intense. I couldn’t even imagine being one of only two people, let alone be trapped in the middle of a storm that seems to rage on forever far, far too long. Running low on rations and oil for the light, knowing there won’t be a rescue boat until the storm passes…things get desperate. As the days plague on, you see these two spiral into true madness, leading them to danger, and misfortune. Though only a cast of two, they are brilliant. You forget you are watching two actors acting in a film, you feel as though you are watching the actual history unfolding right before your eyes. How would you survive?
If you get a chance to check this flick out, I definitely recommend you do.
Check out the trailer below:
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