Nearly three years after his incredible debut with The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers returns with another cinematic delight in The Lighthouse: a film that continues his focus on immersive, well-researched period pieces and advances his prowess in visual and auditory design. Friday night audiences who love mainstream jump scares will likely leave the theater even more disappointed than they were by The Witch; but fans of brooding, absurd, psychological character studies are going to relish every second of this carefully constructed descent into drunken madness.
Premiering today on YouTube, The Lighthouse has a chilling new trailer showcasing the suspense and despair of two men living in isolation.
In February 2016, Robert Eggers’ The Witch was released nationwide and shook audiences to the core with visceral imagery of a family living alongside a forest filled with witches in colonial New England. His latest feature is the story of two lighthouse keepers in 1890 who live on a remote island that must deal with loneliness, friendship and their deepest fears, including the uncertainty of how long it has been since they have been in the lighthouse. read more
After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with his phenomenal debut, The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers was rumored to be working on several potential projects before finally settling on his sophomore project. Filmed in black and white and offered up in a claustrophobic 4:3 aspect ratio, The Lighthouse offers all of the period dread and paranoia audiences have grown to expect from Eggers.
A24 have finally begun to promote The Lighthouse, and the film is accompanied by such taglines as, “There is enchantment in the light” and “Keepin secrets, are ye?”. The studio’s official Twitter describes the movie as, “A nautical tale of madness and dread, soaked in filthy glee, starring Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson.” read more