Robert Pattinson is teaming up with Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse, and the creepy trailer will send quite the chill down your spine.
It could be easy to say Robert Pattinson is taking on a role unlike any he’s done before, but a great deal of his work since his Cedric Diggory and Edward Cullen days have been exploring challenging roles that took him far outside of himself. His work in The Lighthouse is no exception, as he and Willem Dafoe go insane in Robert Eggers’ new horror-fantasy.
The first trailer for The Lighthouse is a slow-burning horror paired with the fantastical elements of what are either hallucinations or very real threats coming to terrorize Pattinson and Dafoe’s characters, and it will have you on the edge of your seat. This movie is going to be an intense one, and Dafoe and Pattinson seem to be giving powerhouse performances to really keep us properly creeped out for the entire movie.
The Lighthouse, which as Deadline reports was shot on black-and-white 35mm film, has been buzzed about since its premiere at Cannes this year. And after checking out the trailer, we understand why.
Eggers and his brother Max co-wrote The Lighthouse, and as Deadline reports, they are calling it a movie that is “weirder” than Robert Eggers’ first film, The Witch, but is “more dreadful” than horror. It’s a pretty vague description, to be sure.
However, from what we can see in the trailer, it looks like what makes it “more dreadful” than horror is that there likely isn’t any actual sort of intruder or supernatural creature coming after them. The real terror comes from the two men trapped together in a secluded lighthouse.
Of course, a movie like that can only work if the actors can really bring their A-game, and Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson truly seem to have some explosive chemistry. We can’t wait to see this chilling film when it comes to movie theaters, and the awesome throwback of black-and-white 35mm film makes it even more fun and unique.
The Lighthouse doesn’t have an official U.S. release date just yet, but with its warm reception at Cannes and the “coming soon” at the end of the trailer, it is likely we’ll see this one before the end of 2019.