Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  31 October 1990 (USA)
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A reporter investigates the disappearances of guests at a hotel which she is writing a report about. Along the way, she will find an unmarked 13th floor where a murderer is on the loose.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Greene ...
Elaine Kalisher
Sgt Madden
Letti Gordon
Mr. Rogas
Dr. Alan Lanier
Alan Haufrect ...
Hotel Clerk
Hotel Waitress (as Juli Donald)
Kerry Noonan ...
Gail Myers
Hotel Doorman
Norma MacMillan ...
Mrs. Beecher
Hotel Porter (as Jeff Marcus)
Harvey Vernon ...
Thomas Bergen
Michael Melvin ...


Elaine Kalisher is a journalist who is writing an article on the Wessex Hotel. The staff say that the hotel doesn't have a 13th floor. Suddenly people dissapear and a Satanic group starts to send people up to the 13th floor where there is a maniac killer. Written by Dennis Svedberg

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31 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pesadilla en el piso 13  »

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Did You Know?


When Judith is working at the reception desk of the skyscraper hotel in Seattle, Washington, a man named "J. J. McMahon" requires her attention. After all, he does "have a reservation". John J. McMahon, aka "J. J. McMahon" is the CEO of Wilshire Court Productions, the filming company that "created" (filmed, shot, designed, etc.) this film. Using his name is a fitting homage to a man that created an amazing company that created such an outstanding movie. This is also the reason that the credits list him as "Executive" rather than "J. J. McMahon". See more »


When Elaine first arrives at the City Agencies office, watch the display board which lists the names of all of the departments within the building. While the departments should be listed in numerical order, the office for the Public Transportation department (#615) is inadvertently listed below numbers 669 and 689, rather than before them. Note that the "Transportation" in "Public Transportation" is misspelled. The "T" and the "A" from the word's third syllable are missing, and the word written on the sign actually reads "TRANSPORTION". Also note that while AGING is spelled "Ageing" in Australia and places overseas, the Americanized version of the word is correctly spelled "Aging". While few places in the USA do spell it "Ageing", It might have been assumed that spelling it correctly would confuse certain people as to it's correct pronunciation, and thus it was spelled phonetically... See more »


References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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In one word: Creepy
28 April 2001 | by (Seattle, Wa) – See all my reviews

That's the charm of this movie- it's older and it's perhaps not the best of it's genre, but it is /classic/. The sets and settings are just right to get those little chills going. We all know it can't happen that way (and there are enough plot holes to prove it), but we're still afraid of just that sort of thing happening... it's a big, giant, CREEPY 'what if'... Sometimes people are scarier than the supernatural!

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