Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper

2016

Action / Horror

24
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 1192

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Vernon Wells as Walsh
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1hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by a_chinn 6 / 10

Low budget throwback to low budget Roger Corman Poe films

Low budget, but surprisingly good Edgar Allan Poe film based upon his last (and unfinished) story. There's a long history of excellent low budget Poe film adaptations that really started with Roger Corman and Vincent Price's "The Fall of the House of Usher," so that alone made me kind of like this film. I'm not familiar with this Poe story, but the film follows a castaway washing up on an unfamiliar shore. He follows a mysterious ethereal woman and later awakens at a lighthouse run by Vernon Wells (you know, Wez from "The Road Warrior." "YOU! You can RUN, but you can't HIDE!"). The film does a good job of capturing that old Roger Corman feel of a doomed household and doing it all with a straight face, though with a slight tongue-in-cheek. I'm not sure this film will interest casual horror fans or art-house fans, but for people who enjoyed the old Roger Corman Poe films, this was kind of a fun throwback treat.

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 3 / 10

Should have left it at an unfinished short story...

I was genuinely thrilled to watch "Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper", especially since Poe was such an influential figure in the horror literature. And the cover/poster of the movie also really looked great and that really lured me in. And the cover/poster of the movie actually shows promise of something of good production.

The movie, however, turned out to fail miserably at living up to what I expected from it. First of all, the movie seemed to accomplish way too much on too small a budget. And while the movie certainly had a great atmosphere, it was just permeated by a production value that was less than mediocre.

This wasn't a particular great transition from written format to visual format, and the movie wasn't overly entertaining, much less captivating or interesting. And I do believe that to be because of the slow paced story, and the fact that very little happened throughout the course of the entire movie. And when something actually did happen, it was just met with questionable effects and equally questionable acting.

The effects in "Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper" were definitely tinted by being low budget, and the shambling creatures that encroached on the people in the lighthouse were laughable to look at, especially since the effects and make-up were not nicely made.

Furthermore, the movie has a very small cast ensemble, so there was a lot of weight on the shoulders of the cast. And it didn't really work out great for the movie, as the acting throughout the movie was rigid, wooden and just oozed with mediocrity.

"Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper" was anything but scary or unsettling in anyway, and it didn't really capture the essence and root of Poe's written words, which just goes to prove that there is a lot of depth and volume to written words.

If you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe's writings, then there is very little to find fulfilling here in director Benjamin Cooper vision of "Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper". I was tempted a couple of times throughout the course of this movie to get up and find something else to watch, but I stuck with it, as I wanted to see if it got better, given the fact that this was after all fashioned after the written words of one of the most influential writers in horror history.

The lighthouse here merely managed to light up 3 out of 10 stars in my opinion. Hardly worth the time or the effort.

Reviewed by dcarsonhagy 1 / 10

Another Butchered Story of Edgar Allen Poe

Did you hear that? I believe it was the great one, Edgar Allen Poe turning over in his grave.

"The Lighthouse Keeper" is based on a short by Edgar Allen Poe, and it is just dreadful. I read one review that gave this stinker a "10," and all I can see is...BS. The movie begins with savage storm and a man eventually washing up on the beach. He immediately begins seeing apparitions--or is she real--of a young woman. The only advice the lighthouse keeper can give him is "always keep a light on."

Again, this is another easy one to figure out. I will say Vernon Wells (of the original "Road Warrior") gave a decent performance despite it all. Rated "R" for ridiculous.

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