Top 8 The Lighthouse Movie Details

While searching the internet for The Lighthouse movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

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.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, 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)

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.

I am pretty sure that you've watched The Lighthouse, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about The Lighthouse and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

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