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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elaine Kalisher
... Sgt Madden
... Letti Gordon
... Mr. Rogas
... Dr. Alan Lanier
... Judith
Alan Haufrect ... Hotel Clerk
... Hotel Waitress (as Juli Donald)
Kerry Noonan ... Gail Myers
... Hotel Doorman
Norma MacMillan ... Mrs. Beecher
... Hotel Porter (as Jeff Marcus)
... Thomas Bergen
... Wendy
Michael Melvin ... Peddler
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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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31 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Pesadilla en el piso 13  »

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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. This is why the credits list him as "Executive" rather than "J. J. McMahon." See more »

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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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An appealing thriller about the unseen and eerie 13th floor.
10 August 2018 | by See all my reviews

This is an intriguing TV thriller featuring a reporter who investigates mysterious events at a hotel after witnessing a murder in a secret 13th floor.

There is a built-up suspense from start to finish and the plot is well-paced, enough to keep the audience engaged and entertained. The acting was pretty good - I especially liked the sarcastic and devious performance of Louise Fletcher.

The eerie feel of the unseen and unmarked 13th floor gives off an exciting and thrilling feel, making you wonder what the place really holds. Just wished there could have been a slower suspense built-up when the floor was revealed.

Overall, an appealing little thriller.

Grade A-


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