Tower of Terror (1997)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Comedy  |  26 October 1997 (USA)
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A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Perry
Chris 'Q' Todd
Amzie Strickland ...
Abigail Gregory
Claire Poulet
Sally Shine
Dewey Todd
Emeline Partridge
Lela Ivey ...
Patricia Petterson
Richard Minchenberg ...
Dr. Daniels
Marcus Smythe ...
Don Perry ...
Great Grand Dad
Michael Waltman ...


The film starts out when 5 people walk into an elevator, but something goes very wrong. The elevator collapses 11 floors and the five people roam around the hotel as ghosts. 60 years later, reporter Buzzy (Steve Guttenberg) and his niece Anna (Kirsten Dunst) are trying to find out the mystery of the hotel. An old lady named Abigail tells them that if they find a belonging of each person on the elevator they will be free from the hotel. Written by Cory Thompson

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Hotel Guests Check In...But They Don't Check Out!


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26 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A rettegés háza  »

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Did You Know?


Every time the hotel is seen from the outside, the Hollywood sign is seen behind it. In the 1939 sequence, the sign reads "Hollywoodland" which was the what the sign said back in those times. See more »


In the opening music montage at the Hollywood hotel, you see the band playing and they show a closeup of a man in the band wearing modern seeing glasses. See more »


[Q attempts to reconnect a car battery]
Chris 'Q' Todd: There you go.
[the battery shocks him senseless]
Chris 'Q' Todd: HEY! Good morning. Hmm.
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Remade as Tower of Terror See more »


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Just amazing !
7 July 2013 | by (Pune, Maharashtra, India) – See all my reviews

Why Watch: Terror with some real fun. Why not: There's nothing like that.

Have fun for 129 Mins

After enjoying a ride at Walt Disney World with same name, I was quite interested to see the movie. No doubt Disney ride & it's beautiful/full of terror place is just amazing. I doubt if anyone alone can really go to that place. They have created exactly what you expect from haunted place.

Story: Fantastic, it's about a 4 people just get disappeared on one night in a hotel elevator and some twists and turns in later. Story makes you stick to chair.

Direction: Thanks for director actually for taking efforts not to run away from the story for a single moment. The story concentrates entirely on it's goal. It's fast, there's no time to think about anything.

Why Watch: Actually, there's no bloody horrifying scenes. There's nothing in the movie that will keep kids away from the movie. Director does his job for making a horror film with what he has. This movie is definitely make to watch with family. Thanks Disney for same.

Why not: Nothing actually to stop you watching. It's 129 mins of pure entertainment.

Overall Ratings: xxxx (4/5 or 8/10)

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