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Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  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

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

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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Where the elevator stops... the terror begins! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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31 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pesadilla en el piso 13  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Terribly Forgettable
16 May 2003 | by (Fairbanks, U.S. Territory of Alaska) – See all my reviews

How could someone be confused in thinking this was a theatrical release? From the very opening it was evident this was a cheesy Made-for-TV movie. I could be wrong but I'm guessing this aired on NBC and they cast Michele Greene because she was a fairly well known face at the time from the success of the L.A. Law series. She did a fine job here but mostly everyone else was as bland as plain white bread. And how could anyone give this an A+, "10" vote? No-frickin'-way!!! Cop has a hunch something's going on up there on the 13th Floor and he goes to check it out without backup? Certain hotel employees are in on the current day killings but why? Never explained. And what was the importance of that porcelain teapot (or whatever) at the beginning and then again later in the shop in L.A.? And the homeless dude was totally not convincing, just a really bad representation. This movie was junk. Only mildly entertaining and really shouldn't have been made. A vote of "10" surely equals insanity from the mind of a person who cannot properly decipher from a crappy movie and a good one. This was not a good one. This gets merely a grade of D+ but no way, no how any higher than that.


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