Journalists should stay away from this movie. lol
The Lighthouse = Shutter Island + The Shining
Indeed, The Lighthouse is basically a more artistic version of Shutter Island. A major difference between an artistic and an entertaining version of (more or less) the same movie, is that in the latter the film explains itself in the end, whereas in the former very little (if anything) is explained, and the confused viewer must look for an explanation on the internet.
An explanation like this one, for example: