I get your point re: Eggers being a stylist
but "The Witch" also arguably has far more going for it in the substance department than "The Lighthouse". SPOILERS The sinister goat actually *turns into Satan*, the "orgy" is pretty unsettling and not the least bit cheesy and you conveniently neglect to mention the witch herself, who is one of the most effectively creepy horror villains I've ever come across despite her small amount of screen time.
Again, I thought the trailer of "The Lighthouse" was promising and the basic premise of the 2 leads unravelling in isolation was fine. But the pretty B&W photography couldn't save the lack of anything remotely engaging in the screenplay. You laughed a bunch at what? The numerous references to jacking off?