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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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Pete Riski, Alan Smithee

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Pekka Lehtosaari, Mr. Lordi (the story is based on an original idea by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hope ... Jon
Leon Herbert ... Rick
Ronald Pickup ... Tobias
Philip Bretherton ... Walter
Noah Huntley ... Ben
Dominique McElligott ... Emily
Skye Bennett ... Sarah
Mr. Lordi ... Lead Monster
Kita ... Monster
Amen Amen ... Monster
Ox ... Monster
Awa Awa ... Monster
Jussi Haukkamaa Jussi Haukkamaa ... Family on 8th Floor
Hilla Haukkamaa Hilla Haukkamaa ... Family on 8th Floor
Hugo Haukkamaa 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 »


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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Finland | Iceland

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2008 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma Diabólica See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€4,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most expensive Finnish horror film to be produced. See more »

Goofs

Patients are often sedated for both CT scans and MRI, I am a previous RN who worked in radiology and I was responsible for either conscious sedation (primarily of children) or assisting the nurse anesthetist when the patient received general anesthesia. CT scan show structural abnormalities, MRIs do the same but are much more sensitive and are often used in seizure patients, patients with cancer, etc. When they are sedated, they are strapped in for safety. See more »

Quotes

Tobias: There is only one Hell.
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Referenced in Outlast (2013) See more »

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Beast Loose In Paradise
Performed by Mr. Lordi
Music and Lyrics by Mr. Lordi (as Mr. Lordi)
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Disappointment
6 February 2008 | by Van_HitvonderSee 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.


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