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Tower of Terror 

A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Buzzy Crocker
... Anna Petterson
... Jill Perry
... Chris 'Q' Todd
Amzie Strickland ... Abigail Gregory
... Claire Poulet
... Gilbert London
... Sally Shine
... Dewey Todd
... Emeline Partridge
Lela Ivey ... Patricia Petterson
... Dr. Daniels
Marcus Smythe ... Sergeon
Don Perry ... Great Grand Dad
Michael Waltman ... Reporter


The film starts out when 5 people walk into an elevator, but something goes very wrong. The elevator collapses 11 floors and the five people roam around the hotel as ghosts. 60 years later, reporter Buzzy (Steve Guttenberg) and his niece Anna (Kirsten Dunst) are trying to find out the mystery of the hotel. An old lady named Abigail tells them that if they find a belonging of each person on the elevator they will be free from the hotel. Written by Cory Thompson

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Hotel Guests Check In...But They Don't Check Out!


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Release Date:

26 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Torre do Terror  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Every time the hotel is seen from the outside, the Hollywood sign is seen behind it. In the 1939 sequence, the sign reads "Hollywoodland" which was the what the sign said back in those times. See more »


In the 1939 flashback scene, such as when the Tower gets hit by lightning, what seems to be the Capitol Records Building can be seen. The Capitol Tower did not exist at the time when Sally Shine died until it was completed in 1956. See more »


Claire Poulet: My name is Claire Poulet.
Anna Petterson: [rolls eyes] You know, Poulet in French means "chicken."
Claire Poulet: [stunned] Really?
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28 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Run-of-the-mill cutsie Disney "horror" movie (a contradiction in terms?). You have to be pretty bored to sit through this. If you have nothing better to do, go ahead and watch it. But don't go out of your way to find it. I watched it to see Kirsten Dunst (NOT Kirsten Storms, in spite of what a previous reviewer said!) in an early role. Even here, she shows signs of what she is capable of doing, and does in her later roles. Other than that, there isn't much substance to this.

But then again, this is aimed at a young audience, so for them, this can be entertaining. Unfortunately, the plot is predictable. You can tell what is coming a mile away. A typical Disney TV movie.

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