The construction of a skyscraper is being haunted by a ghost.


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(story) (as Robert J. Avereck), (as Robert J. Averech) | 2 more credits »


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Dennis Randall
Carolyn Page
Max Gold
Bob Sherman ...
Williams (as Robert Sherman)
Ricardo Azulay ...
Charlie (as Rick Azulay)
Ramiro Oliveros ...
Joseph (as Radmiro Oliveros)
Jordi Batalla ...
Jaime Ros ...
Beck (as Juame Ross)
Monica Fatjo ...
Juan Ramón Romani ...
Philip Page
Mara Bador ...
Rebecca's Mother


When a window-washer falls to his death from the side of a Barcelona high-rise office building (also killing an unsuspecting pedestrian), security consultant Dennis Randall is called in to investigate. Although he first believes the deaths to be accidental, he soon comes to realize that some strange force is at work inside the building. What could be causing these accidents? More importantly, is there any way it can be stopped? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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It reaches Heaven... and touches Hell! See more »


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29 March 1989 (USA)  »

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The Curse V  »

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Jenny Agutter replaced Lucy Guttridge. See more »


She loses a shoe towards the end while she is running through the halls. In the scenes after that besides the shoes changing color, sometimes she is wearing only one shoe, and other times she still has both shoes on. See more »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Great names...lousy film.
8 June 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

It's a bit of a shame that the IMDb hasn't got a cover image of "Dark Tower" published yet. As usual, the VHS cover is much cooler than the movie actually is and it shows a crowd of people gathering around a skyscraper, shaped like an enormous coffin. The movie itself is painfully disappointing, especially if you take a closer look at the people who were involved in making it. The directors-duo Freddie Francis and Ken Wiedernhorn both have much better films on their repertoire. Francis made some great British horror classics in the 70's, like "The Creeping Flesh" and "Tales that Witness Madness", while Wiederhorn single-handedly was responsible for the only recommendable 'underwater-Nazi-zombie' flick ever made: the unique "Shock Waves". Some of the cast-members too have delivered better films. The male lead Michael Moriarty frequently works with Larry Cohen ("Q – the winged Serpent", "The Stuff") and Jenny Agutter will always be remembered for her starring in "American Werewolf in Londen". I avoid talking about the film's plot simply because there isn't much to say... It's pretty much a reworking of "Poltergeist" (which I didn't like, neither) in a skyscraper, with the restless spirit of a murdered person avenging himself on anyone who enters the building. Agutter plays the brilliant architect who seems to be the ghost's main target and Moriarty is the clairvoyant police officer who looks after her. The opening sequence is promising, with a guy falling 17 storeys down and crushing an extra pedestrian along the way! Unfortunately, the screenplay then turns into a boring mess without tension or surprises. Moriarty teams up with a couple of other paranormal investigators and they uncover some dark secrets. There's practically no gore, no humor and no feeling with the characters. Moriarty gives his lousiest performance ever and even Agutter's gorgeous eyes can't save this mediocre movie.

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