Lighthouse Keeper – USA, 2016

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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Plot:

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.

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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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