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The Lift (1983)
"De lift" (original title)

 -  Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  4 July 1985 (USA)
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A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Felix Adelaar
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Mieke de Beer
Josine van Dalsum ...
Saskia Adelaar
Liz Snoyink ...
Vrouw in Lift
Wiske Sterringa ...
Vrouw in Lift
Huib Broos ...
Man in Lift
Pieter Lutz ...
Man in Lift
Johan Hobo ...
Ober
Dick Scheffer ...
Gérant
Matthias Maat ...
Ober
Ger van Groningen ...
Ober
Jan Anne Drenth ...
Nachtportier
Emma Onrust ...
Dochertje
Sydney Kuyer ...
Zoontje
Cor Witschge ...
Dagportier
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Storyline

A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to believe that some evil experiments are being conducted with MICROCHIPS. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Take the stairs, take the stairs. For God's sake, take the Stairs!!!


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€350,000 (estimated)
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The elevator firm where Felix works was originally called "Delta Liften", but because this name was already registered they changed the name to "Deta Liften" just before shooting began. See more »

Goofs

Four men run up the stairs, the last of them is carrying an ax. But in the next scene, the guy with the ax is second in line. See more »

Quotes

Head Waiter: These damn machines will be the death of us all some day!
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good horror movie
13 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An elevator seems to have a mind of its own, and it is deathly. The director builds a solid horror movie on people's fear of elevators. This is clearly a B-horror movie, but as such it is good. There are various truly shocking scenes.

The story line is very simple. The main character is an elevator-repairman and he must repair an elevator that caused an accident. What he finds out is truly bizarre and unbelievable, but scary nonetheless.

One of the best dutch made horror movies (but frankly, I don't know many other dutch horror movies).


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