The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse poster

Fans of hypnotic horror are in for a treat with The Lighthouse, the second film by The Witch director Robert Eggers. Encore screenings added on January 24th, 25th, and 26th!

Robert Pattinson and Academy Award-nominee Willem Dafoe play two lighthouse keepers in the 19th century. Stationed on a remote New England island, the two men keep themselves busy during the day and drink together by night. As time goes on and the two get to know each other, strange things begin to occur while a storm slowly brews outside…

Hailed by critics for its surreal story and striking visuals, The Lighthouse is also bolstered by the towering performances of Pattinson and Dafoe.


“The actors play it big and bold in a visually striking, black and white horror show.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“…Eggers engages us in a struggle for consciousness that is as ancient as it is essential.” – Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central

“The visceral, disgusting, and irrefutably maddening theatrics of The Lighthouse are entrancing enough to have viewers happily giving themselves over to a beckoning siren by film’s end.” – Cody Corrall, Chicago Reader

The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse.