When the express elevators in the Millennium Building, one of New York's most famous landmarks, start to malfunction and behave in erratic ways, elevator mechanic Mark Newman is sent out to...
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When the express elevators in the Millennium Building, one of New York's most famous landmarks, start to malfunction and behave in erratic ways, elevator mechanic Mark Newman is sent out to find the cause of the problems. His investigation meets unexpected resistance and not everybody seems to be happy with his involvement. After a gruesome and deadly incident, in which a blind man falls into the shaft and a security guard is decapitated, the police start an investigation. They are however not very successful. Mark is determined to find the cause. He is joined by a female reporter, Jennifer, who is looking for a juicy story. Together they try to unravel the secrets behind the mysterious behaviour of the elevator that seems to have a life of it's own. When things get worse and death toll rises, The Government, fearing terrorists are involved, seal off the building. What at first looked like a routine job turns into a horrifying nightmare in which Mark has to face an enemy whose blood ... Written by
Anti-social elevator needs anger management counseling
The "Millennium" building (which looks suspiciously like the Empire State Building) has an elevator that likes to get rid of riders -- the express way, if you know what I mean.
The how's and why's of the attacks are only hinted at with a few scattered morsels of information. Most of the time, it's just a parade of people approaching the elevator; some die (in some very gory ways), others don't. There is some suggestion that the victims are evil in some way, but even that isn't consistent. Management tries to ignore the problem, as always. The elevator wraith, or whatever it is, has only so many ways it can do its evil deeds, so it utilizes as much variety in its repertoire of kills to entertain itself as it can. The movie usually tries to hope the tension of nearby potential victims is enough.
One irony to note: This was Naomi Watts lesser-known monster encounter in this building: she would be climbing around the outside with a giant ape amidst a hail of bullets a few years later.
The movie squeezes out the most it can from the premise, and is mildly entertaining.
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