The Sasaya family has to leave the wealthy suburb of Tokyo. The move is slow, long, and heartbreaking, so the two Sasaya children turn the grieving process into an exuberant and unpredictable farewell party.
The Lighthouse takes place in the 19th century and focuses on two lighthouse keepers stranded on their lighthouse station for four weeks of doing such tedious and menial tasks, which eventually drives them completely insane.
Centered on a non-verbal maid at a top-secret government facility, everything becomes quite strange and dangerous when she and the manphibian in captivity develop a sensual and compassionate relationship.
The golden warmth of twinkling lights and candy-colored tinsel are what usually comes to mind when trying to capture the holiday spirit, but Joe Dante’s 1984 black comedy Gremlins puts a more horrific spin on a traditional Christmas tale.