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The 13th Floor (1988)

R | | Horror | May 1988 (France)
As a child, a girl witnesses her father electrocute a young boy. When she grows into an adult, the ghost of the murdered boy appears to her, and together they set out to expose the crimes of her father.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kylie Clare ...
Heather Thompson, aged 8
Tony Blackett ...
Robert Thompson
Allen Leong ...
Brian Chung
Matthew Nicholls ...
Tom Poulsen's Son
Nik Forster ...
Tom Poulsen (as Nicholas Forster)
Vic Rooney ...
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As a child, a girl witnesses her father electrocute a young boy. When she grows into an adult, the ghost of the murdered boy appears to her, and together they set out to expose the crimes of her father.

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May 1988 (France)  »

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13º - O Andar do Pavor  »

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Avoid this floor at all costs
17 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the stupidest and pointless horrors, I've ever watched in my life. No, it's not that American film, The 13th Floor that came over a decade later. No, Australia wouldn't be that generous. This one was made in 88, one of a spate of bad Aussie horror movies, courtesy of the CBS fox collection. The story is so ridiculous and pathetic, the writer must had a hell of a hard time finding something interested in it. This stinker has a little girl who watches her crime lord Dad electrocute a boy, cause his father was late on a payment or something. Correct me if I'm wrong, but believe me, I'm right about this. Australia must of really been hard up to make another horror, this one repellent, and desperate. The little girl now an adult (Lisa Hensley) who likes to steal bickies off trays and her best friend, sensitive type (Miranda Otto) hide out in this building on a vacant floor-the thirteenth floor, that once was the scene of that brutal execution. The boys spirit's back, and he wants revenge. Hensley strikes up a relationship with a guy who works in a centrelink office who puts her unassumed name into the system. Hensley's father sends a hit-man on the job (Vic Rooney) fantastic here, not the nice guy you see in E street, if you can remember. Otto becoming ignored from her friend, although she has a male buddy that make up this humble trio, is jealous, as she's now hanging out with this loser type guy. She takes her own life, or was it the boy's spirit. People start dropping off, including a horny overweight security guard (Jeff Truman) who at least, puts some laughs into this, and likes to take night dips. Some nasty bits of gore, and ugly moments. Child murder isn't a nice thing to witness. Hensley's father and his mob are some real nasty guys. Michael Caton gives a surprisingly impressive performance, a supportive player, near the film's final, as a doctor who nurtures Hensley back to health after being found unconscious on this wharf, by two kids. This film is undoubtedly one of the worst and tasteless horrors Australia has ever produced, and that goes double for it's smarts.

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