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Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990)

A reporter investigates the disappearances of guests at a hotel which she is writing a report about. Along the way, she will find an unmarked 13th floor where a murderer is on the loose.

Director:

Walter Grauman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Greene ... Elaine Kalisher
John Karlen ... Sgt Madden
Louise Fletcher ... Letti Gordon
Alan Fudge ... Mr. Rogas
James Brolin ... Dr. Alan Lanier
Terri Treas ... Judith
Alan Haufrect Alan Haufrect ... Hotel Clerk
Juliana Donald ... Hotel Waitress (as Juli Donald)
Kerry Noonan Kerry Noonan ... Gail Myers
Steve Eastin ... Hotel Doorman
Norma MacMillan Norma MacMillan ... Mrs. Beecher
Jeffrey Marcus ... Hotel Porter (as Jeff Marcus)
Harvey Vernon ... Thomas Bergen
Molly Morgan ... Wendy
Michael Melvin Michael Melvin ... Peddler
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Storyline

Elaine Kalisher is a journalist who is writing an article on the Wessex Hotel. The staff say that the hotel doesn't have a 13th floor. Suddenly people dissapear and a Satanic group starts to send people up to the 13th floor where there is a maniac killer. Written by Dennis Svedberg

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A different kind of Horror Storey! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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When Judith is working at the reception desk of the skyscraper hotel in Seattle, Washington, a man named "J. J. McMahon" requires her attention for a reservation. John J. McMahon, aka "J. J. McMahon," is the CEO of Wilshire Court Productions, the filming company that created this film. See more »

Goofs

When Elaine first arrives at the City Agencies office, watch the display board which lists the names of all of the departments within the building. While the departments should be listed in numerical order, the office for the Public Transportation department (#615) is inadvertently listed below numbers 669 and 689, rather than before them. Note that the "Transportation" in "Public Transportation" is misspelled. The "T" and the "A" from the word's third syllable are missing, and the word written on the sign actually reads "TRANSPORTION". Also note that while AGING is spelled "Ageing" in Australia and places overseas, the Americanized version of the word is correctly spelled "Aging". While few places in the USA do spell it "Ageing", It might have been assumed that spelling it correctly would confuse certain people as to it's correct pronunciation, and thus it was spelled phonetically... See more »

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Referenced in The Chronic Rift: Heroes & Villains (1991) See more »

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Shame about the low budget...
30 July 2002 | by LadyGrace0See all my reviews

Nightmare on the 13th Floor is an entertaining movie - the plot is good and the story moves at just the right pace to keep the viewer absorbed. There are definitely some tense moments in this creepy and suprisingly intelligent film that make it as exciting as a horror movie should be, but with an added mysterious twist - and it's trying to work out the mystery that keeps you watching! Unfortunately, there are a few things about this movie that let it down - namely the pathetically low budget it must have been shot on. The 'special effects' are practically non-existent and the few there are look embarrassingly fake, making a joke out of some of the scariest moments in the film. That said, the set design is pretty good, especially on the 13th Floor, with its tatty gothic furnishings and maze of dimly lit corridors. The characters are interesting and varied, and the script never seriously falters. The acting is satisfactory and what you would expect from a made-for-TV movie, but no one really stands out. Overall, I'd say that if you see Nightmare on the 13th Floor in the TV listings and make an effort to watch it, you won't be disappointed - just don't expect a masterpiece in terms of cinematography!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pesadilla en el piso 13 See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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