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Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990)

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:
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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Release Date:

31 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pesadilla en el piso 13  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


The 13th floor remains mysteriously hidden because it is inaccessible via elevator. However, the film entirely ignores the hotel's staircases - until the end when they are shown to be extremely easy to access on any given floor. Since the hotel has 16 floors, it would be impossible for the staircases to skip the 13th floor and still accommodate guests and comply with fire codes. Contrarily, the staircases would very readily reveal to all the hotel guests that a 13th floor does indeed exist, even if its entrances were sealed off. See more »


References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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21 September 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was a very good movie, i watch it every time its on. A girl (michelle Greene) is staying at this hotel and finds that the elevator stops at a floor wich is the 13th. She sees a dead body on the floor and then passes out and when she wakes up she tells the hotel workers what she saw and they don't believe her and tell her it was from being hit on the head but she finds that there is a 13th floor and with a little help from some people she finds that its used for cult rituals. Also the doctor she falls in love with may be in on it. its a very good interesting grabbing movie, kinda makes you think twice about staying at a hotel your unfamiliar with.

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