Dark Floors (2008)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror  |  8 February 2008 (Finland)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 5,519 users  
Reviews: 85 user | 42 critic

A man emerges with his autistic daughter and three others from a hospital elevator to find themselves trapped in the building with devilish monsters.




, (the story is based on an original idea by) (as Mr. Lordi) , 5 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dark Corners (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

As Susan Hamilton sleeps she dreams that she is another person in an alternative reality as her greatest fears are acted out she is pursued by the notorious serial killer known as the Night Stalker.

Director: Ray Gower
Stars: Thora Birch, Toby Stephens, Christien Anholt
Frayed I (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A small town sheriff's worst nightmare comes true when his homicidal son escapes from a psychiatric hospital. An intense manhunt ensues as the dark secret behind the son's evil past becomes revealed.

Directors: Norbert Caoili, Rob Portmann
Stars: Tony Doupe, Aaron Blakely, Alena Dashiell
End of the Line II (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward, boards the last subway train of the night only to have it stop suddenly in the ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Devereaux
Stars: Ilona Elkin, Nicolas Wright, Neil Napier
Here with Me II (2014)
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

We always punish the ones we love.

Director: Pete Riski
Stars: Eva Birthistle, James Grogan, Alan McKenna
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A sheriff and his son chase casino robbers, only to find the all of them are being chased by something else.

Director: Dave Payne
Stars: Michael Muhney, Stephen Martines, Desmond Askew
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Buried grudges have disasterous consequences for a class reunion in this unapologetically bloody film from Korean director Dae-wung Lim.

Director: Dae-wung Lim
Stars: Seong-won Jang, Eung-soo Kim, Yeong-seon Kim
Dying Breed (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »

Director: Jody Dwyer
Stars: Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell, Bille Brown
The Task (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A group of reality show contestants must survive the night in a haunted jail.

Director: Alex Orwell
Stars: Alexandra Staden, Victor McGuire, Sean McConaghy
Nine Dead (2010)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Nine strangers are kidnapped and forced to figure out the connection they have to each other as one has to die every nine minutes.

Director: Chris Shadley
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, William Lee Scott, John Terry
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Six troubled high schoolers and their leader become lost after their bus crashes during a raging storm. They seeks refuge for the night in an abandoned trailer park, managed by a sexy woman, Norma.

Director: Steven Goldmann
Stars: Nichole Hiltz, Lew Temple, Jeanette Brox
Die II (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Lisa, a gambler who lives for the cards. Robert, a millionaire philanthropist, Mark (Elias Koteas), a cop reaching the end of a gruesome career. Zach, a brilliant psychiatrist. Melody, a ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic James
Stars: John Pyper-Ferguson, Emily Hampshire, Caterina Murino
Altitude (2010)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.

Director: Kaare Andrews
Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Ryan Donowho


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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Fear Is Here. See more »


Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

8 February 2008 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Alma Diabólica  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


€4,300,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (DVD)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In an online interview, Lordi claimed that the film's content was notably toned down at the request of financiers, based on the assumption that his band's success at the Eurovision Song Contest would attract many young viewers. See more »


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 »


Sarah: I want the red crayon!
See more »


Referenced in Monsterman (2014) See more »


Beast Loose In Paradise
Performed by Lordi
Music and Lyrics by Lordi (as Mr. Lordi)
HMC Music Publishing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

79 of 128 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
GWAR blacksabbath918
To all the critics of Dark Floors vidiotja
Did anyone else laughed so much? MartinvanCruchten
This movie screams Silent Hill to me steve_otheninja
Dear GWAR vs Lordi debaters.... steve_otheninja
I must be sooo ignorant... porosus
Discuss Dark Floors (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: