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Lighthouse Review

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A prison ship is wrecked, and a lacklustre cast of survivors wash up on an island dominated by a lighthouse. Among the escapees is a mad serial killer…

★★★★★

This conventional slasher movie, escaping from the shelf after several years, is also a rare British attempt at a Die Hard-style action film.

A prison ship is wrecked, and a lacklustre cast of survivors wash up on an island dominated by a lighthouse. Among the escapees is a mad serial killer (Christopher Adamson) who murders those present indiscriminately.

One-note stereotypes are disposed of in effective but silly scenes; their elaborate attempts to escape are typically thwarted by knocking things over at the worst possible moment. However, the film works up some bravura as a storm lashes the lighthouse and heroes James Purefoy and Rachel Shelley dangle off a burning rope, while the killer survives the usual round of electrocution, battering, burning and stabbing.

The brightest light hides yoiur darkest fear'. An uneven slasher movie that fails to live up to it's own hype.

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