Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey has licensed Edgar Allan Poe’s LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER to screen on the cable/satellite channel. “I was a film student when Rodriguez’s El Mariachi came out and blew everybody away. It was an inspiration to all of us trying to figure out how to make features. I’m honored that Lighthouse Keeper will now screen on his network,” director Benjamin Cooper said.
The movie is also available on DVD courtesy of ITN, eOne, and Sony Home Entertainment through online outlets like Amazon.com, available to rent at brick-and-mortar chain Family Video, and available on demand or for purchase from Comcast, Verizon, Direct TV, Dish, and Frontier. Digital platforms such as Amazon Video Direct go live later this month. ITN continues to shop the award-winning feature overseas.
In the movie, a young man awakens alone on a remote beach, marooned there by a violent storm. Above the the rocky crags, a lighthouse stands like a sentinel. The man seeks the help of Walsh, the enigmatic lighthouse keeper. Walsh insists they are the sole inhabitants of the peninsula. But the man is haunted by fleeting glimpses of a beautiful young woman and plagued by visions of hideous phantoms reaching out from the depths. As this horror tale races towards a mind-bending finale, the man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night or heed the lighthouse keeper’s cryptic warning to “Always keep a light burning!”
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s last story, “The Light-House,” scripted by Carl Edge, directed by Benjamin Cooper (PRIMITIVE), and executive produced by Jeff Miller (CLOWNTOWN).
The movie stars Vernon G. Wells (MAD MAX 2: ROAD WARRIOR) in the titular role, Matt O’Neill (PRIMITIVE), Rachel Riley (8213: GACY HOUSE), Monty Wall (THE BRINK), S. Daxton Balzer (PRIMITIVE), Carl Edge, John Spencer File, and Erik Chavez.
Andrea Wiersma (Puppet Master X) handled special make-up effects, and Gary Jones (EVIL DEAD 2) contributed digital effects.