A24 has released the first trailer for The Lighthouse, the sophomore feature from The Witch writer-director Robert Eggers.
The film stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe in a lighthouse. Ephraim (Pattinson) appears to be on the run and Thomas (Dafoe) wants him to spill the beans. Well, something like that, because it all goes nuts pretty quickly in the trailer.
This looks like a highly original, artistic two-hander that deals with fantasy, horror and, clearly, madness. We’ve been pumped reading the early reviews that have been raving since the film’s Cannes debut in May, and this trailer just ups that excitement even further. The Witch was an incredibly assured, moody piece of horror, working its way quietly underneath the skin of the viewer. It wasn’t a conventional horror film by any means; this looks pretty far from conventional, too.
The Lighthouse, also starring Valeriia Karaman (credited as The Mermaid, who may you get a glimpse of in the poster below), will be hitting US cinemas on October 18.