Lighthouse (1999)

35mm film, colour, black and white
Dolby Digital, English

A British horror film directed by Simon Hunter.

Plot Summary

A ship transporting is shipwrecked and the survivors seek shelter on a remote, forbidding island. But one of them is a psychotic serial killer and when the survivors hide out in a lighthouse the killer starts stalking them one by one.


Directed by: Simon Hunter
© 1999 Tungsten Pictures Ltd
A Winchester Films presentation in association with The Arts Council of England. With the participation of British Screen and BSkyB. A film by Simon Hunter
Executive Producers: Gary Smith, Chris Craib
Produced by: Mark Leake, Tim Dennison
Co-Producer: Peta Inglesent
Line Producer: Lesley McNeil
Associate Producer: Sara Bingaman
Written by: Simon Hunter
Original Story by: Simon Hunter, Graeme Scarfe
Cinematography by: Tony Imi
Film Editor: Paul Green
Music Composed and Conducted by: Debbie Wiseman
Sound Recordist: Simon Clark
Costume Designer: Linda Alderson
Make-up Designer: Clare Le Vesconte
Prosthetic Effects Designer: Paul Hyett
Special Effects Supervisor: Alan Whibley
Digital Visual Effects by: The Computer Film Company
Visual Effects Supervisor: Roy Field
Dream Sequence Created at: Framestore
Production Designer: Simon Bowles
Filmed at Three Mills Island Studios and on location at Land's End and Hastings, England

James Purefoy (Richard Spader)
Rachel Shelley (Dr Kirsty McCloud)
Chris Adamson (Leo Rook)
Paul Brooke (Captain Campbell)
Don Warrington (Prison Officer Ian Goslet)
Chris Dunne (Chief Prison Officer O'Neil)
Bob Goody (Weevil)
Pat Kelman (Spoons)
Peter McCabe (Prison Officer Hopkins)
Norman Mitchell (Brownlow)
Howard Attfield (Sykes)
Jason Round (Spitfield)
Stuart Callaghan (ship's mate)
Yolande Davis (young prison officer)
Sarah Wateridge (McCloud's mother)
Elizabeth Homewood (young McCloud)
Neil Johnson (guard 1)
Kenny Ingram (guard 2)
John Kearns (guard 3)
Rod Woodruff (guard 4)
Jake West (voice on radio)

Alternative Titles

Dead of Night – USA (video)
Majakka – Finland
Le phare de l'angoisse – France



  • 21st Century British Horror Films, Volume 1: Dog Soldiers and Doghouses (2000-2011) by MJ Simpson p.10 – illustrated credits, review