Nightmare On The 13th Floor
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Elaine Kalisher is a writer for a travel magazine and is sent to the Wessex Hotel in Los Angeles to write an article. While exploring the hotel, the service lift breaks down on an unmarked 13th floor. There she witnesses a murder, but is assured (when she is awake) by the hotel doctor, that there is no 13th floor. What she discovers is actually really disturbing and very creepy.
This is really not the best movie, nor is it even a good TV movie. But, it does deliver some creepy bits, some good suspense and good set design. I like how this movie sort of gave us extremely good hints to solving the mystery of the masked murderer on the 13th floor and still was impossible for us to really guess who it was.
Overall, I'd say this is a decent film, though I'd really like to change a few things if I could. I'd give it three stars for it's overall good production values, even thought it has some flaws. Pretty good.
'Nightmare on the 13th Floor' revolves around Elaine Kalisher, a strong, determined young woman with hopes for her new article on the elegant Wessex Hotel. She is sent by her boss to write the article for a popular travel magazine, but then her article takes on a new subject...
While riding the service elevator, she discovers a floor in between 12 and 14. It is illuminated by gas lamps. As she watches in terror, a man is murdered. But before she can do anything, he is dragged away, blood being stained into the carpet.
However, after telling the hotel doctor about the murder, he doesn't believe her because there is no thirteenth floor. But Elaine must find out if she hallucinated it or what. So, with the help of arrogant Sargent Mathan, she and him go in search of the axe murderer and a thirteenth floor.
Delightfully creepy and even scary at times, Nightmare on the 13th floor is one you must view...or else.
A writer books into an old Victorian hotel. She is on the elevator when she is dropped off at the 13th floor. There, she witnesses a murder, goes unconcious and wakes up in front of staff. They tell her that she has dreamed all that has happened and that she will be okay. But when guests start to go missing, it's up to Elaine to prove that there is an existing 13th floor.
I really guarantee that if you watch this film once, you'll want to watch it again. Really. One question, for all the Canadian peoples who reviewed this, where on earth did you manage to rent this film?
Nightmare on the 13th Floor is a movie that remained with me
after I watched it on TV. The 13th Floor and James Brolin make
the movie devilishly good and wickedly scary. The acting is
good, although some people in the movie were amateur like Kerry
Noonan as Gale Myers. Michele Greene, James Brolin and John
Karlen all show good spirit in their roles.
This movie should not be missed and is very rare. So order it
here from Amazon.com like I did.
Answer: She is now deep into a new, successful career in hospitality administration, managing a team of hotel employees and fulfilling important secretarial duties for Master Satan.
Louise Fletcher's performance is THE reason to watch!
Most recent customer reviews
I was surprised to find that this made-for-cable hotel chiller was creepy...even scary. Although acting may be a little dry, the special effects and action in this mystery make up... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2002 by Caleb
Elaine Kalisher is about the only thing that dredges this movie up from a 1 star as you're really pulling/hoping for her. Read morePublished on July 8 2001 by Paul W. Kunkel
Nightmare on the 13th floor was one of the best movies of its kind I have ever see. Not seeing it at all would be a crime! If you don't want to wait for the price drop, go rent it. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2000 by William Slavin
This is truely a great movie. It had me scared to death. The movie setting takes place in this hotel, but not even the guest knows that there is a 13th floor. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 1999
I was pleasantly surprised by this eerie TV-movie; it managed to scare me. -This is a rarity on TV these days, ofcourse. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 1999 by Birthe B.
I rented this movie about 8 times and it is one of those movies you will never get sick of. Must be a super-film because my mom likes it! Read morePublished on Aug. 21 1999