Any film even loosely based on the brilliant writer Edgar Allan Poe sparks my attention. This low budget production looks like good creepy fun, with some effective looking zombies [or ghosts] and certainly more than a whiff of that Poe atmosphere, if something of an expansion of Poe’s unfinished story The Light-House, which only features one character, and was probably the last thing he ever wrote.
Over to the PRESS RELEASE!
ITN Distribution has acquired Edgar Allan Poe’s LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER for North America. They anticipate a 1st quarter release next year on DVD and digital.
ITN also 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.
ITN Distribution, Inc. is a leading independent film distribution company that specializes in high-quality and star-driven independent films for the domestic and international TV, VOD, DVD and theatrical markets. ITN releases more than 24 films per year with ITN’s connection to all major retailers and rentals in North America, such as Redbox, NetFlix, Wal-Mart, Amazon Prime, Best Buy, iTunes and Video-On-Demand (VOD).