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Dark Floors (2008)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror  |  8 February 2008 (Finland)
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A man emerges with his autistic daughter and three others from a hospital elevator to find themselves trapped in the building with devilish monsters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jon
Leon Herbert ...
Rick
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Tobias
Philip Bretherton ...
Walter
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Ben
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Emily
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Lordi ...
Lead Monster (as Mr. Lordi)
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Monster
Amen ...
Monster
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Monster
Awa ...
Monster
Jussi Haukkamaa ...
Family on 8th Floor
Hilla Haukkamaa ...
Family on 8th Floor
Hugo Haukkamaa ...
Family on 8th Floor
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Storyline

While in the hospital for a tomography of the brain of his autistic daughter Sarah, Ben becomes upset when there is a power failure. He decides to leave the hospital with Sarah, while the nurse Emily tries to convince him to leave Sarah for further treatment. They get the elevator with three other passengers, and suddenly the elevator stops; when the door opens, people has vanished from the hospital, the environment is creepy and they are chased by devilish monsters. They find that they are trapped in the hospital, and the creatures seem to be hunting Sarah. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Fear Is Here. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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8 February 2008 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Alma Diabólica  »

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Budget:

€4,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film had the largest set ever built for a Finnish film. See more »

Goofs

Patients are never strapped in or sedated in a cat-scan because the straps may make the heart rate increase and cause anxiety and increased brain activity and sedatives kills brain activity. Doctors who preform these test are looking for anomalies at a resting or normal brain activity rate. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: I want the red crayon!
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Connections

Referenced in Monsterman (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Beast Loose In Paradise
Performed by Lordi
Music and Lyrics by Lordi (as Mr. Lordi)
HMC Music Publishing
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (FINLAND) OY
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Disappointment
6 February 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

What do you call a horror story without horror and story?

This is the most irritating thing about the film: I get the feeling the writers never really decided what's actually going on in the film! It's a different thing to know it, give hints for the audience and not completely reveal it, but here, you get the feeling the screenwriters don't know it, characters in the film do not know it and audience sees that no one knows! (Remember "Cube"? Even that film knew more about itself.)

I've consumed a lot of 80's horror / gore films and this movie certainly has its roots deep in those films. But a lot of important things are missing. We really know nothing about the characters. They keep repeating empty lines over and over again. The story isn't really developing - it never goes anywhere. B-acting is OK in this type of horror films, but there's not much to act in the script. We don't care about the characters. There's nothing to remember about them. There's not even cheesy humor or unnecessary sex. And most importantly - no thrills, no chills.

You only get some commonly used elements of the horror film genre. They show the Lordi monsters one by one but their characters don't really contribute anything for the story.

I honestly believe that this amount of story, character development and atmosphere could be achieved with minimal amount of crew and equipment. Oh yeah, film makers used to do that - and more - some 20 years ago! I felt the shared embarrassment of the audience as the film ended. Too bad really.


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