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The Lift (1983)

De lift (original title)
An elevator mysteriously begins to function intelligently on its own, where victims who go near the elevator or use it are killed.

Director:

Dick Maas

Writer:

Dick Maas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Huub Stapel ... Felix Adelaar
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Mieke de Beer
Josine van Dalsum Josine van Dalsum ... Saskia Adelaar
Liz Snoyink Liz Snoyink ... Vrouw in Lift (as Liz Snoijink)
Wiske Sterringa Wiske Sterringa ... Vrouw in Lift
Huib Broos Huib Broos ... Man in Lift
Pieter Lutz ... Man in Lift
Johan Hobo ... Ober
Dick Scheffer Dick Scheffer ... Gérant
Matthias Maat Matthias Maat ... Ober
Ger van Groningen Ger van Groningen ... Ober
Jan Anne Drenth Jan Anne Drenth ... Nachtportier
Emma Onrust Emma Onrust ... Dochtertje
Sydney Kuyer Sydney Kuyer ... Zoontje
Cor Witschge Cor Witschge ... Dagportier
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Storyline

A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to believe that some evil experiments are being conducted with MICROCHIPS. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Take the Stairs, Take the Stairs. For God's Sake, Take the Stairs!!!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

4 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lift See more »

Filming Locations:

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands See more »

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Budget:

EUR350,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Maas was fired halfway of the production because of continuing arguments with producer Matthijs van Heijningen about casting. However, he kept on working during that day and was rehired the day after, because Van Heijningen couldn't do it without him. See more »

Goofs

(at around 34 mins) When Felix arrives at the Office from 'Nieuwe Revu' we see the sound technician moving in the back of the van. See more »

Quotes

Head Waiter: These damn machines will be the death of us all some day!
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Connections

Referenced in Die lila Weihnachtsgeschichte (1991) See more »

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good horror movie
13 August 2007 | by hderksenSee all my reviews

An elevator seems to have a mind of its own, and it is deathly. The director builds a solid horror movie on people's fear of elevators. This is clearly a B-horror movie, but as such it is good. There are various truly shocking scenes.

The story line is very simple. The main character is an elevator-repairman and he must repair an elevator that caused an accident. What he finds out is truly bizarre and unbelievable, but scary nonetheless.

One of the best dutch made horror movies (but frankly, I don't know many other dutch horror movies).


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