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Dark Beacon (2017)

TV-MA | | Horror, Thriller | 13 October 2017 (USA)
An abandoned paramour tracks her lover down to a distant lighthouse. When she finds her beyond hope she must find a way to save a child from the malignant spirit of her deceased father and the madness of her mother.

Director:

Coz Greenop (as Corrie Greenop)

Writers:

Lee Apsey, Coz Greenop (as Corrie Greenop)
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Cast

Credited cast:
April Pearson ... Amy Wilcock
Jon Campling ... Dr. Deater
Kendra Mei ... Maya
Toby Osmond ... Christian Gadsby
Lynne Anne Rodgers ... Beth Gadsby
Jimmy Allen Jimmy Allen
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An abandoned paramour tracks her lover down to a distant lighthouse. When she finds her beyond hope she must find a way to save a child from the malignant spirit of her deceased father and the madness of her mother.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lanthe See more »

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Budget:

GBP110,000 (estimated)
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Green 13 Films See more »
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This was filmed at "Corbier Lighthouse" in Jersey in the Channel Islands. See more »

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Classic psychological ghost story

This on one of those suspense/horror movies that divides people into two camps, because the pacing is slow, it relies on atmosphere and tension instead of jump scare and gore, and it leaves you with more questions than answers.

Many of the reviews of this film I have read are in the "boring and confusing" camp. I am in the other. To me this is a slow burn ghost story in the classic tradition. The plot builds deliberately to a climax, with little revelations along the way that put some of the pieces of the puzzle together. As the plot develops, an atmosphere of tension and dread is built to a climax that ends the tension but doesn't provide all the answers. Is there something supernatural going on, or are we seeing people struggling with mental illness (and, in one case, alcoholism)?

My one knock is that the story is fairly routine in the psychological ghost story genre. If you've seen many similar movies, as I have, you're not going to see much that seems fresh, but there is still enough here in the plot, cinematography, and acting to make it well worth a watch.


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