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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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€4,300,000 (estimated)
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Most expensive Finnish horror film to be produced. 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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Definitely one of the better movies...
9 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When compared to some other movies born from the imagination of a musician, "DF" rates much higher than most.

To start this review off right... Big props to Lions Gate for again kicking off yet another quality series of indi or foreign horror movies that might well have never gotten release or had little to no notoriety here in the US had it not been released by them. Like the After Dark films, Ghost House Pictures present little-known gems of low budget horror film making with granted mix results but at least they're given their just chance to make it.

Though this was the 2nd of the 8 Ghost House Pictures releases I watched, it was the most impressive so far and in my mind is one of the more successful movies done by someone in another business the incomparable Mr. Lordi. For example of an excruciatingly awful film by a rock star you need go no further than Bret Michaels' untra-lame "A Letter From Death Row". "DF" goes much further than expected with it's genuinely creepy production design, effective special FX and atmospheric musical score.

Worth a look.


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