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Lighthouse (1999)

A prison ship on its way to a remote island prison runs aground on rocks and sinks. Mixed survivors of cons and prison guards struggle ashore, only to discover to their horror that another ... See full summary »

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A prison ship on its way to a remote island prison runs aground on rocks and sinks. Mixed survivors of cons and prison guards struggle ashore, only to discover to their horror that another survivor has made it ashore before them. Murderous psychotic, Leo Rook, who not only had a hand in the ship's sinking but has decapitated all but one of the island's lighthouse crew. Stranded, with no means of escape or call for help, the survivors must face a night of terror as they know that since they've learned that Leo survived going down with the ship he can't let any of them live and is hellbent on adding their severed heads to his collection. Written by suspicouscrabsaccount

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Evil lurks in the light. See more »

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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore and some language | See all certifications »
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17 July 2002 (UK)  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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The lighthouse is identified in a framed cross-section as "Gehenna Lighthouse." According to Wikipedia, Gehenna is the special section of Hades reserved for wicked persons. In the New Testament, it was a place where children were sacrificed by fire. See more »

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Chief Prison Officer O'Neil: I'm in charge here!
Dr. Kirsty McCloud: No you're not he...
[Leo Rook appears]
Dr. Kirsty McCloud: -is!
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Really Bad Movie
27 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the sort of film that gives horror films a bad name, not as a result of graphic violence or for exploitation of women. BUT simply becuase its such a rubbish film. Please Simon (Writer & Director - so you have to take responsibility) think really long and hard before attempting another film.

Why is the most dangerous killer in the UK being taken to an island prison on a rust bucket ship with just ten others. Why has thew ship only apparently got a crew of 1 ! Why don't they just fly him to this prison - we see a helicopter later in the film !

How come the killer manages to slip past people in the lighthouse - there's one stairs yet he manages to appear on different floors, by-passing those above or below.

Even though people are killed by having there throats cuts there's never any blood stains on the floor - just on light bulbs or toilet bowls

Why is everyone so stupid ... I'll run away for ten seconds then not be able to find my way back, even though I have a torch and a radio. And the island is illuminated by the lighthouse light. Instead I'll stumble on to the boat that the killer has hidden.


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