Top 8 The Lighthouse Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Lighthouse facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Lighthouse film message.

Willem Dafoe's character references "The Chicopee" when talking about how boredom affects sailors. The USS Chicopee was a real ship used during the Civil War to blockade Confederate ports, which would have been very boring for the crew.
Willem Dafoe's character references "The Chicopee" when talking about how boredom affects sailors. The USS Chicopee was a real ship used during the Civil War to blockade Confederate ports, which would have been very boring for the crew.

Robert Pattinson's character makes a toast with water at the beginning of the film. Making toasts with water is seen as bad luck across many cultures and can even cause the death of yourself or the person you're toasting with.

The Lighthouse Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - References the Sacha Schneider painting Hypnosis (1904)
    References the Sacha Schneider painting Hypnosis (1904)

The Lighthouse Hidden Details

1 - Contains visuals inspired by works of art from the late 1800's and early 1900's, like this one - "Hypnosis" painted in 1904 by Sascha Schneider, a gay German artist.
Contains visuals inspired by works of art from the late 1800's and early 1900's, like this one - "Hypnosis" painted in 1904 by Sascha Schneider, a gay German artist.
1 - Willem Dafoe's fate is foreshadowed in this scene.
Willem Dafoe's fate is foreshadowed in this scene.
1 - The seagull that harasses Winslow and that he later kills is missing an eye. The partner of Thomas Wake that died was also missing an eye. At the end Winslow is also missing and eye when he's dead on the beach because the seagulls had picked it off.
The seagull that harasses Winslow and that he later kills is missing an eye. The partner of Thomas Wake that died was also missing an eye. At the end Winslow is also missing and eye when he's dead on the beach because the seagulls had picked it off.
1 - After Winslow falls from the lighthouse the paint on his face resembles a lighthouse with his eye as the light.
After Winslow falls from the lighthouse the paint on his face resembles a lighthouse with his eye as the light.
The Lighthouse poster
The Lighthouse poster

The Lighthouse Plot

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Lighthouse. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Director Robert Eggers
Stars Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes
IMDB score 7.6