'The Lighthouse': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the black-and-white horror film

'The Lighthouse' was first released at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019 opening to high critical acclaim


                            'The Lighthouse': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the black-and-white horror film

The trailer for Robert Eggers' 'The Lighthouse' offers everything one might expect from a horror movie. 'The Lighthouse' stars arthouse darlings William Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in lead roles.

'The Lighthouse' was first released at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019. Receiving high critical acclaim, the film stood out for its technical aspects, direction and the performances delivered by Dafoe and Pattinson. 

Set in a mysterious lighthouse on a New England island in the 1890s, the film chronicles the story of two lighthouse keepers as they are faced with solitude and start losing their sanity while being threatened by their worst nightmares.

Release date

'The Lighthouse' is set to hit theatres on October 18, 2019

Plot

'The Lighthouse' chronicles the gritty adventures of two lighthouse keepers as they are faced with loneliness, friendship and their worst fears. 

Cast

William Dafoe as Thomas Wake 

Willem Dafoe attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)

 

Dafoe's recent project involved playing Vincent van Gogh in 'At Eternity's Gate', a role for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, which was his first in that category. He is also known for his frequent collaborations with Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, and Wes Anderson. 

Robert Pattinson as Ephraim Winslow 

 

Robert Pattinson attends the HFPA & Participant Media Honour Help Refugees' during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019, in Cannes, France. (Getty Images)

Pattinson is, without a doubt, known for his role of Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the 'Twilight' novels. The role brought Pattinson international fame – something that his role as Cedric Diggory in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' didn't do. Since then, he has established himself as a versatile actor with projects such as 'Remember Me', 'Water for Elephants', Cosmopolis' and 'The Rover', among others. 

Creators

Directed by Robert Eggers, it was also co-written by him and Max Eggers. 

Trailers

You can watch the trailer for the feature here:



 

 

The trailer for 'The Lighthouse' is surreal and brings out our innermost fears. The two guardians pass their time drinking and battling story weather. But things quickly go downhill and the loneliness gets to the two protagonists. "How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks? Two days? Help me to recollect," Dafoe’s character can be seen asking Pattinson in the trailer. 

Where to watch

'The Lighthouse' will be coming to a theatre near you on October 18, 2019.

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