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The Tower (2008)

When Lucy's brother vanishes into an abandoned building in Detroit, she embarks on a journey into the terrifying world of The Tower to discover all those whom it has consumed.

Directors:

Dan Falzone (co-director), Dan McGowan (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Garrett Clayton ... Zombie
Andrew Demaray Andrew Demaray ... Hank
Jake Forshee Jake Forshee ... Man-E-Faces
Jack Kraepel Jack Kraepel ... Boy in field
Rick Kunzi Rick Kunzi ... Doug
Joe McEachran Joe McEachran ... Flyerman
Blair McGowan Blair McGowan ... Priest of Doom
Ben Morris Ben Morris ... Lightman
Steve Naughton Steve Naughton ... Aidan
Norm Roth ... Thomas Mason
Lon Strickland Lon Strickland ... Blind Gatekeeper
Roxy Strickland Roxy Strickland ... Lucy
Kevin Ward Kevin Ward ... Dr. Phil Zombie
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A long abandoned tower rots above a city in turmoil. Stripped of all electrical wiring and inhabitants, the structure is lifeless. Yet in the darkness of night, an ominous glow illuminates the State tower's penthouse. Doug, driven by a burning obsession to discover the cause of the glow mysteriously vanishes. Lucy is utterly alone without her brother. An investigation into his whereabouts leads her to his apartment. There she discovers Doug's obsession with the building's violent history. That night, Lucy experiences a waking dream that convinces her Doug is trapped inside. In order to save her brother, Lucy embarks on a journey into the tower. Inside she confronts the darkest regions of her consciousness to discover the mystery of the tower and all those whom it has consumed. Written by Anonymous

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Abandon Hope All Who Enter Here

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Horror

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This is what indie horror is all about...
22 March 2009 | by Lightman42See all my reviews

'The Tower' is a unique merging of art, gore, zombies, and science fiction strung together to make one of the most original horror films to come out of Detroit since Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead'. There are influences of Raimi's possessed 'deadites', Romero's classic zombies and gore- along with high concept science fiction and macabre elements that reminded me of Phantasm, House, and Suspiria.

There's a lot of atmosphere in this film, helping to keep you in a dreadful state of mind. You are traveling along with Lucy and a confused survivor in a world that seems separated from reality- always trying to unravel the mystery of the Tower. It's a movie for those who like to be lost in a cinematic nightmare. The music is cool, and the makeup effects are awesome.

There's a strong payoff in the end as it dives deeper into a sci-fi / fantasy realm than most films of the horror genre do these days. I think that's my favorite thing about the film.

I loved 'The Tower'. It's a film that defies genre expectations, and worthy of it's growing cult following.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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