|Directed by||Simon Hunter|
|Produced by||Tim Dennison
|Written by||Graeme Scarfe|
|Music by||Debbie Wiseman|
|Edited by||Paul Green|
|Distributed by||Winchester Films|
Lighthouse (released as Dead of Night in the United States) is a 1999 British horror film directed by Simon Hunter. The film follows survivors of a shipwreck being preyed on by an escaped psychotic convict who beheads his victims. It was shot in Cornwall for the main locations (lighthouse, beaches rockshores), and Hastings in East Sussex.
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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 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 way to call for help, the survivors must face a night of terror. They know Leo does not want anyone to learn he survived the shipwreck and is hell-bent on adding their severed heads to his collection.
|Actor / Actress||Character|
|James Purefoy||Richard Spader|
|Christopher Adamson||Leo Rook|
|Rachel Shelley||Dr. Kirsty McCloud|
|Don Warrington||Prison Officer Ian Goslet|
|Paul Brooke||Captain Campbell|
|Chris Dunne||Chief Prison Officer O'Neil|
|Peter McCabe||Prison Officer Hopkins|
|Sarah Wateridge||McC分loud's Mother|
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The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian gave the film a negative review, calling it "[a] straightforward, unimaginative slasher picture". Shephen Holden from The New York Times gave the film a mostly negative review, calling it "[a] grade-C British horror thriller", but also stated that the film was not without its crude pretensions. Kim Newman from Empire awarded the film a negative 2 out of 5 stars, calling it "uneven".
- Bradshaw, Peter. "Lighthouse". The Guardian.com. Peter Bradshaw. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
- Holden, Stephen. "`Lighthouse': So Where's Virginia Woolf When You Need Her?". New York Times.com. Stephen Holden. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
- Newman, Kim. "Empire.s Lighthouse Movie Review". Empire Online.com. Nim Newman. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
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