Lighthouse Keeper – USA, 2016 – overview



‘When the light goes out, the terror begins’

Lighthouse Keeper – aka Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper – is 2016 supernatural horror film directed by Benjamin Cooper (Primitive) from a screenplay by Carl Edge. It is based upon Edgar Allan Poe’s 1849 final, unfinished short story, The Light-House.

The film was executive produced by Jeff Miller (ClownTownJolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter’s CoveAxe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan). Andrea Wiersma (Puppet Master X) handled special makeup effects, and Gary Jones (Evil Dead 2) contributed digital effects.


ITN Distribution acquired the film for North America. They anticipate a first quarter release in 2017 on DVD and digital. Meanwhile, a UK DVD release via New Horizon is available from 9 January.



Main cast:

Vernon G. Wells (Mad Max 2) in the titular role, Matt O’Neill (Primitive), Rachel Riley (8213: Gacy House), Monty Wall (The Brink), S. Daxton Balzer (Primitive), Carl Edge, John Spencer File and Erik Chavez.



A young man awakens alone on a remote beach, marooned there by a violent storm. Above the the rocky crags, a lighthouse stands like a sentinel. The man seeks the help of Walsh, the enigmatic lighthouse keeper, who insists they are the sole inhabitants of the peninsula.


However, the young man is haunted by fleeting glimpses of a beautiful young woman, and plagued by visions of hideous phantoms reaching out from the depths…


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