A symbol of
both safety and danger, the lighthouse sits amongst the rocky coast, with only
a few keepers and the sea for company. You may not know why, but this simple
building makes you feel… uneasy.
scarier Doctor Who episodes like The Horror of Fang Rock, to the twisted Junji
Ito manga, Uzumaki, horror has always been attracted to the humble lighthouse.
not just TV and comics that have seen the allure. Whether it’s their odd
architecture, or their isolated placement, the lighthouse is the perfectly
creepy location to set a horror movie in. And, over the years, there have been
many films that have chosen to do so.
massacres that mark the fall of civilisation, to a lighthouse keeper’s descent
into madness, to the arrival of a deadly fog; there are many varied and vicious
examples of the lighthouse used to further a horror film with it’s unique brand
of spooky symbolism.
it’s a small cameo, or the film’s main location, the lighthouse is a welcome
and unsettling edition to these films.