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Dark Floors (2008)

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  • Genre: Fantasy | Horror
  • Release Date: 8 February 2008 (Finland)
  • Runtime: 85 min | Argentina:82 min (DVD version)
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  • IMDb page: Dark Floors (2008)
  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 3,732 votes 
  • Genre: Fantasy | Horror
  • Release Date: 8 February 2008 (Finland)
  • Runtime: 85 min | Argentina:82 min (DVD version)
  • Filming Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Budget: €4,300,000(estimated)
  • Director: Pete Riski
  • Stars: William Hope, Leon Herbert and Ronald Pickup
  • Original Music By: Ville Riippa   
  • Soundtrack: Beast Loose In Paradise
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Hospital | Elevator | Monster | Nurse | Cult Favorite

Writing Credits By:

  • Pekka Lehtosaari (written by)
  • Lordi (original idea) (as Mr. Lordi) and
  • Pete Riski (original idea)
  • Howard Brodsky (adaptation: English)
  • Aretta Vähälä (translation: English) and
  • Mika Karttunen (translation: English)
  • Harri Virtanen (dramaturge)

Known Trivia

  • Most expensive Finnish horror film to be produced.
  • The film had the largest set ever built for a Finnish film.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: At the beginning, autistic Sara is having a cat scan, but she keeps moving her head. Shouldn't she either be sedated, or be strapped down so she can't move?

Plot: A man emerges with his autistic daughter and three others from a hospital elevator to find themselves trapped in the building with devilish monsters. Full summary » |  »

Story: 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  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Concerned for his autistic daughters health, the father sees a removal from the hospital by force as the only option. An elevator break-down prevents a smooth exit and renders them trapped with others. Yet the incident is only the beginning of a descent into nightmare. As the doors open the hospital appears mysteriously deserted. When mutilated bodies are found, creatures from a dark world start a frightening attack. It soon becomes clear that the survival of the group may rest solely on the little girl.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Jukka Helle known as executive producer
  • Saara Kankaanpää known as line producer
  • Júlíus Kemp known as co-producer (as Julius Kemp)
  • Jukka Kujala known as post-production producer
  • Jussi Lepistö known as marketing producer
  • Sirkka Rautiainen known as line producer
  • Markus Selin known as producer
  • Ingvar Þórðarson known as co-producer (as Ingvar Thordarson)

FullCast & Crew:

  • William Hope known as Jon
  • Leon Herbert known as Rick
  • Ronald Pickup known as Tobias
  • Philip Bretherton known as Walter
  • Noah Huntley known as Ben
  • Dominique McElligott known as Emily
  • Skye Bennett known as Sarah
  • Lordi known as Lead Monster (as Mr. Lordi)
  • Kita known as Monster
  • Amen known as Monster
  • Ox known as Monster
  • Awa known as Monster
  • Jussi Haukkamaa known as Family on 8th Floor
  • Hilla Haukkamaa known as Family on 8th Floor
  • Hugo Haukkamaa known as Family on 8th Floor
  • Johanna Jalas known as Family on 8th Floor
  • Jetta Eklöf known as Family #2
  • Joel Strömfors known as Family #2
  • Emmi Liulia known as Family #2
  • Jonna Kinnunen known as Expecting Wife
  • Jani Halonen known as Expecting Couple
  • Jarmo Korteniemi known as Doctor
  • Minna Kuusisto known as Doctor
  • Niko Männikkö known as Doctor
  • Jari Sarja known as Doctor
  • Jarmo Saurio known as Doctor
  • Laura Faarinen known as Nurse
  • Anniina Keiskander known as Nurse
  • Mitta Keskittalo known as Nurse
  • Mari Liimatainen known as Nurse
  • Milla Suoraniemi known as Nurse
  • Armi Tenkula known as Nurse
  • Hannu Tihinen known as Nurse
  • Teemu Tuohimaa known as Nurse
  • Mikael Gustafsson known as Patient
  • Juha Helminen known as Patient
  • Elina Korhonen known as Visitor
  • Linda Kuha known as Visitor
  • Maija Laiho known as Patient
  • Katri Liimatainen known as Visitor
  • Jari Meistamo known as Patient
  • Tuomas Merilä known as Patient
  • Kari Meriläinen known as Visitor
  • Antti Tuomaala known as Patient
  • Ilekka Ylittie known as Visitor
  • Sami Vainkainen known as Corpse in Minor Operating Room
  • Hanne Saarikoski known as Corpse in Minor Operating Room
  • Iiris Mikkonen known as Corpse in Minor Operating Room / Corpse in 2nd Floor Operation Room
  • Kimmo Hietala known as Corpse in Minor Operating Room
  • Antti Ahokoivu known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • Mikko Heikura known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • Jukka Koskinen known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • Kersti Kirjalainen known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • Kati Köykka known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • John Calton known as Voice on Radio (voice)
  • Maggy Fellman known as Voice on Radio (voice)
  • Eveliina Haataja known as Corpse in 2nd Floor Operation Room
  • Ulla Hämeenaho known as Corpse in 2nd Floor Hallway / Zombie's Hands
  • Kaisa Vainio known as People in Information Desk Room
  • Ossi Mykkänen known as Corpse on staircase (uncredited)
  • Antti Näyhä known as Zombie in Morgue Hallway (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Ari Arvola known as additional makeup artist: pre-production
  • Johanna Askola-Putaansuu known as makeup designer: creatures
  • Johanna Askola-Putaansuu known as makeup supervisor: creatures
  • Lene Bruksås known as special makeup effects artist
  • Ásta Hafthórsdóttir known as makeup effects technician (as Astá Hafthorsdottir)
  • Frida T.G. Hegna known as special makeup effects artist
  • Per Steinar Hoftun known as makeup effects technician (as Per Steiner Hoftung)
  • Niina Hurskainen known as makeup trainee
  • Nina Elise Johansen known as makeup effects technician
  • Michelle Johansson known as makeup effects technician
  • Kati Koskela known as assistant makeup effects technician
  • Shino Kotani known as makeup effects technician
  • Jani Kylmälä known as makeup effects technician
  • Lordi known as makeup designer: creatures (as Mr. Lordi)
  • Melina Matinlompolo known as makeup trainee
  • Anneline Nyvold known as makeup effects technician
  • Veera Ojakangas known as makeup trainee
  • Ragnhild Prestholt known as makeup effects technician
  • Lea Saari known as makeup trainee
  • Jim Udenberg known as makeup designer
  • Jim Udenberg known as special makeup effects creator
  • Mari Vaalasranta known as key makeup artist
  • Mari Vaalasranta known as makeup designer

Art Department:

  • Katja Aaltonen known as key set painter
  • Asta Alamartimo known as painter
  • Carl Ehrström known as stand-by property master: Helsinki
  • Alan Hopper known as carpenter
  • Lilli Itkonen known as property master trainee: Helsinki
  • Kaisa Karvinen known as painter
  • Merja Koistinen known as stand-by property master
  • Tytti Kokkonen known as assistant set dresser
  • Niko Konttinen known as painter
  • Pietu Kotila known as painter
  • Jukka Kreus known as carpenter
  • Jatta Kröger known as statue maker
  • Petri Kulju known as graphical props
  • Mikko Kuusirati known as property master trainee
  • Jonathan Kyöttinen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Teppo Lakaniemi known as assistant production designer
  • Mari Lappalainen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Johanna Lehtola known as prop builder
  • Saku Lukkari known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Olli Luoma-Aho known as property assistant
  • Pia Lång known as painter: Sarah's drawings
  • Matti Mielikäinen known as property master trainee
  • Pasi Murto known as painter
  • Tero Mäkelä known as carpenter
  • Jyrki Mäki known as property master
  • Joonas Nissi known as property master trainee
  • Tiina Nuortimo known as assistant set dresser
  • Hannu Oivo known as construction manager
  • Jani Pensola known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Johanna Riepula known as painter
  • Jarmo Rytilahti known as assistant painter
  • Jari Sarja known as property master trainee
  • Sami Silvennoinen known as construction manager: Helsinki
  • Jani Sinisalo known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Juki Suloranta known as special mechanical props
  • Simo Sulva known as carpenter
  • Tommi Suojanen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Mari Suomalainen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Anni Tepponen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Ritva Toivonen known as graphical props
  • Teemu Torvinen known as assistant carpenter
  • Markus Tuppurainen known as storyboard artist
  • Mika Turtiainen known as assistant painter
  • Hessu Tönkyrä known as carpenter

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Icelandic Filmcompany, The (co-production)
  • Kisi Production (co-production)
  • Solar Films
  • Yleisradio (YLE) (co-production)

Other Companies:

  • Angel Films  special thanks
  • Anima Boutique  titles
  • Artiks  special thanks
  • Best Western Hotel Apollo  special thanks
  • Bombay Catering  catering
  • Caravan Center  special thanks
  • Czech Film Orchestra  orchestra
  • De Lane Lea  adr recording facility
  • Ear Tonic Music  trailer music
  • Fiji  special thanks
  • FinnProtec  special thanks
  • Finnvox  sound post-production
  • Generator Post  post-production facilities
  • HYKS  special thanks
  • Hakaniemen Hallin Pikasuutari  special thanks
  • Halltex  special thanks
  • Hard Design  costumes
  • Hell's Angels  security
  • JLC-toimistokalusteet  special thanks
  • JPS Production  special thanks
  • Kalevala Studio Oy  sound post-production
  • Kalevala Ääni  sound post-production
  • Kiinteistö Oy Itäkeskuksen Maamerkki  special thanks
  • Kone Hissit  special thanks
  • Kontinkankaan Sairaala  special thanks
  • Kuokkasen Peruukkiliike  special thanks
  • L'Oréal  special thanks
  • Lastenlinnan Sairaala  special thanks
  • Lordi Crew  special thanks
  • Lordi-Sign  characters
  • Lume  post-production facilities
  • Make It Happen  special thanks
  • Megalock  special thanks
  • Meguru Film Sound  sound post-production
  • Monsterdiscohell.com  special thanks
  • Mörkö  special thanks
  • Nordisk Film International Sales  sales
  • Optikkoliike Optiholmi  special thanks
  • Oriola  special thanks
  • Oulun Elokuvakeskus  special thanks
  • Oulun Peltituote  special thanks
  • Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu  special thanks
  • Oulun kaupungin sosiaali- ja terveystoimi  special thanks
  • Oulun kaupunginsairaala  special thanks
  • Oulun keskuspesula  special thanks
  • Oulun seudun ammattiopisto  special thanks
  • Oulun yliopistollinen sairaala  special thanks
  • Pohjoinen elokuva- ja mediakeskus POEM  funding
  • Pohjolan koiravartiointi  security
  • Pohjolanväri  special thanks
  • Presto-Tuote  special thanks
  • Ravintola Delicatessen  catering
  • Sata C  special thanks
  • Selekta  catering
  • Smart Key  special thanks
  • Sony BMG Music Entertainment  soundtrack
  • Starkki  special thanks
  • Suomen Elokuvasäätiö  funding
  • Suur-Helsingin Hissihuolto  special thanks
  • Teo Medical Service  special thanks
  • VM-Vaijeri  special thanks
  • Valofirma Cine Light Rental  grip and lighting equipment
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility
  • X-Boys  special thanks

Distributors:

  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Armenia) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Azerbaijan) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Kyrgyzstan) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Moldova) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Tajikistan) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Ukraine) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Uzbekistan) (theatrical)
  • Five Stars Distributora (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Five Stars Distributora (2008) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Indies Film Rights (2008) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Indies Film Rights (2008) (Luxembourg) (theatrical)
  • Indies Film Rights (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Lizard Cinema Trade (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Maamund II Productions (2008) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Bahrain) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Egypt) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Iran) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Iraq) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Israel) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Jordan) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Kuwait) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Lebanon) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Oman) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Qatar) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Saudi Arabia) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (United Arab Emirates) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Yemen) (theatrical)
  • Umut Sanat-Özen Film TAS (2008) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • Beyond Home Entertainment (2008) (Australia) (DVD)
  • Focus Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Gativideo (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Ghosthouse Underground (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Metrodome Distribution (2009) (UK) (DVD)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Prime Time Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)

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Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:
  • Peter Balazs known as visual effects
  • M. Taylan Baysefer known as digital artist
  • Sami Haartemo known as digital artist
  • Jari Hakala known as digital artist
  • Anders Helle known as digital artist
  • Mikko Hietala known as visual effects
  • Tuomo Hintikka known as digital artist
  • Tuomo Hintikka known as visual effects supervisor
  • Antti Hämäläinen known as visual effects
  • Pasi Jakkula known as lead compositor
  • Matti Kaihola known as visual effects
  • Lasse Kilpiä known as digital artist
  • Panu Kujala known as visual effects
  • Turkka Kylliäinen known as visual effects
  • Tommi Lehtonen known as digital artist
  • Anne Mäittälä known as digital artist
  • Tomi Nieminen known as digital artist
  • Atte Nurminen known as assistant compositor
  • Balázs Peter known as visual effects (as Peter Balazs)
  • Kari Piirainen known as visual effects producer
  • Toni Pykäläniemi known as digital artist
  • Carlos Santos known as visual effects
  • Juuso Selin known as digital artist
  • Juuso Selin known as on-set digital effects supervisor
  • Samuli Sirkiä known as graphics assistant
  • Mitja Sirola known as digital artist
  • Kimmo Torkkeli known as systems administrator

Release Date:

  • Finland 6 February 2008 (Oulu) (premiere)
  • Finland 8 February 2008
  • Germany 9 February 2008 (European Film Market)
  • Iceland 29 February 2008
  • Estonia 7 March 2008
  • Belgium 3 April 2008 (Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Films)
  • Canada 17 July 2008 (Fantasia Film Festival)
  • South Korea 20 July 2008 (Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • Russia 7 August 2008
  • Turkey 8 August 2008
  • USA 18 September 2008 (Austin Fantastic Fest)
  • UK 3 October 2008 (Sci-Fi-London)
  • USA 14 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 1 November 2008 (Iik!! Horror Film Festival)
  • Argentina 10 December 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 28 March 2009 (Titanic International Filmpresence Festival)
  • UK 20 April 2009
  • Netherlands May 2010 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for horror violence and disturbing images

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. flamewall from Finland
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    I got to say that i went to see this movie with low expectations. Ididn't believe that a Lordi movie could be good because i actuallycouldn't imagine it as a whole. Though, after i saw the movie i wasamazed at how well the writers and the director pulled it off.

    It is often said that horror is the most delicate type of movie becausethere is only a slight difference between scary and ridiculous. butthis doesn't concern Dark Floors because it is not (atleast in my mind)a full blooded horror movie. The movie has many horror elements butdoesn't still come off as horrorish. That doesn't make it bad it justmeans that you can't go in to the theater wishing that you will bescared out of your nickers.

    The visual and audio feel of the movie was excellent all the way andthere is nothing anyone can say about that. The plot did leave aannoying amount of plot holes and the ending didn't really clear any ofthem up and the viewer was just left to quess what the plot was allabout. Still it didn't bother half as much as the under use of theLordi band members. I have never liked Lordi and never listened to thembut while watching this movie i became interested in the differentmonsters they play. Sadly, the plot did hardly nothing at all to usethe unique backgrounds and looks of the different ghoul part from thedifferent superpowers they all demonstrated. What i am saying is that iwould have liked this movie to be more about the monsters than thevictims… really who gave a goddamn thing for what happened to the allknowing copper or the businessman type. The only character i got even abit curious was the weird hobo with superpowers and a weird telepathicrelationship with the girl but he is never explained in any way(a bigmistake).

    In retrospect i think they could have done a lot more better but i alsothink that there is a lot of good in this film also and i hope it willbe a success financially. There is just one thing Finns can't tolerate:a successful Finnish movie if it is not a drama.

  2. Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    Lordi was a major hype and revelation in 2007 because they won theEurovision Song Contest with a (not-so-heavy) metal song called "HardRock Hallelujah" and appeared on stage dressed like hideous monsters.But, let's face it, their victory most likely had very little to dowith their great musical talents. The Eurovision contest graduallyturned into one big political circus over the years and Lordi probablyjust won because their song finally brought a little change and – evenmore importantly – because their whole act sort of ingeniously spoofedthe whole annual event. The absolute last thing Lordi's first (andhopefully last) horror film brings is change and ingenuity. "DarkFloors", based on an idea of the lead singer and starring the rest ofthe band in supportive roles, is a truly unimaginative and hopelessaccumulation of clichés. The immense budget ("Dark Floors" supposedlyis the most expensive Finnish film ever) definitely assures greatlymacabre set pieces and impressive make-up art, but what's the pointwhere there's no story that is worth telling? The film takes is set ina busy hospital where a bunch of people, among them a father and hisyoung daughter with an unidentifiable illness, become trapped in theelevator during a power breakdown. When the doors open again, thefloors are empty and it looks as if the hospital lies abandoned sincemany years already. Trying to reach the exit, the group stumbles uponseveral morbid and inexplicable obstacles, like eyeless corpses,screaming ghosts and Heavy Metal monsters emerging from the floors. Theonly three points I'm handing out to "Dark Floors" are exclusivelyintended for the scenery and the adequate tension building during thefirst half of the film. For as long as the sinister events don'trequire an explanation, the atmosphere is quite creepy, but as soon asyou realize the explanation will a) be very stupid or b) never come,the wholesome just collapses like an unstable house of cards. Lordi'scostumes never really were scary to begin with (except maybe totraditional Eurovision fans) and, in combination with a story morereminiscent to Asian ghost-horror, they just look downright patheticand misfit. With all the national myths and truly unique exteriorfilming locations, I personally always presumed Finland – The Land of aThousand Lakes – would be the ideal breeding ground for potentiallyhorrific horror tales, but I guess that's another disillusion on myaccount.

  3. Van_Hitvonder from Finland
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    What do you call a horror story without horror and story?

    This is the most irritating thing about the film: I get the feeling thewriters never really decided what's actually going on in the film! It'sa different thing to know it, give hints for the audience and notcompletely reveal it, but here, you get the feeling the screenwritersdon't know it, characters in the film do not know it and audience seesthat no one knows! (Remember "Cube"? Even that film knew more aboutitself.)

    I've consumed a lot of 80's horror / gore films and this moviecertainly has its roots deep in those films. But a lot of importantthings are missing. We really know nothing about the characters. Theykeep repeating empty lines over and over again. The story isn't reallydeveloping – it never goes anywhere. B-acting is OK in this type ofhorror films, but there's not much to act in the script. We don't careabout the characters. There's nothing to remember about them. There'snot even cheesy humor or unnecessary sex. And most importantly – nothrills, no chills.

    You only get some commonly used elements of the horror film genre. Theyshow the Lordi monsters one by one but their characters don't reallycontribute anything for the story.

    I honestly believe that this amount of story, character development andatmosphere could be achieved with minimal amount of crew and equipment.Oh yeah, film makers used to do that – and more – some 20 years ago! Ifelt the shared embarrassment of the audience as the film ended. Toobad really.

  4. kenu-1 from Finland
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    I saw the movie today at some kind of prescreening, I suppose. Myfriend got some tickets for free and I wasn't going to pass.

    I'm going to try not to go into too much detail. However, if you'replanning on seeing the movie, I'd advice you to watch it first. Hereare a few thoughts: Visually I really liked the movie: Good cameraangles, cool lightning and nice effects. Audio was good too, I thought.

    The story was pretty interesting and I didn't find it boring at anypoint. I think the introduction part of the movie could've been longer,as we now almost instantly get thrown into the action. I'm sure manydisagree with this, but personally I thought the movie could've been alittle longer and thereby a little slower paced at times.

    I have to admit I don't think I entirely understood the film and itsending, which left me a little confused. Some story related things inthe film were really cool, like the time stopping and the peopleshooting at themselves. At this point I was expecting a little more ofthe movie and where it was heading and I was slightly disappointed inthe end.

    The biggest problem for me, watching the movie, was that the monstersare indeed the members of Lordi, and no matter how good they look, Ican't really be scared of them, since I'm familiar with them. Not onlythat, but also I found it a little weird how monsters that differentfrom each other kept randomly showing up. I think it would've been acooler movie (or a few) to only have one or two of these characters ina movie. I especially enjoyed Ox; he looked really bad ass. Omen wasalso cool. No offense, Mr Lordi, but with him being the "big boss" atthe end, I can't say I was impressed. The other characters lookedpretty sweet, but him I found least scary. Of course this might bebecause I've seen him the most.

    I can't say for sure if I would've found the movie more scary if Ididn't know the characters, but I definitely think so.

    The actors did a good job, I thought. No complaints there, I bought it.

    Overall, I did not expect too much of the movie. I saw a short traileronce (I try to avoid trailers and reading too much up front to give mea totally fresh nothing-knowing movie experience) and it was prettycool, though I was afraid the characters might screw it up.

    I thought it was really stylish and the story had lots of potential.Maybe I'll understand it entirely some day when you guys comment on it.I will say, though, that I'm seeing too many horror movies concentratedon children and their drawings. :) I feel like I forgot to comment onsomething, but I guess I'll just stop here. I'll try to answer possiblequestions you may have.

    -Ken

  5. Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    While in the hospital for a tomography of the brain of his autisticdaughter Sarah (Skye Bennett), Ben (Noah Huntley) becomes upset whenthere is a power failure. He decides to leave the hospital with Sarah,while the nurse Emily (Dominique McElligott) tries to convince him toleave Sarah for further treatment. They get the elevator with threeother passengers, and suddenly the elevator stops; when the door opens,people has vanished from the hospital, the environment is creepy andthey are chased by devilish monsters. They find that they are trappedin the hospital, and the creatures seem to be hunting Sarah.

    "Dark Floors" is a bizarre and weird trip to a disturbed mind of anautistic girl. The dark story is intriguing and has a promisingbeginning, but the conclusion is disappointing. The performance of SkyeBennett, the eerie atmosphere and the special effects are the plus ofthis movie; Emily is a nice character well performed by DominiqueMcElligott; however, it is impossible to feel any empathy for the leadand important character performed by Noah Huntley. My vote is five.

    Title (Brazil): "Alma Diabólica" ("Devilish Soul")

  6. kidsmoke-2 from Sweden
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    Just finished watching, can't say I was impressed.

    It starts of quite good, the visual and the atmosphere gives a creepyfeeling as this type of movie should. But it all ends when the firstlordi monster appears. Not only do you recognize them from the bandlordi, but they are seriously malplaced in the movie. Doomsday monsterswith leather jackets and piercings are so 80's.

    As for the storyline, it starts of as similar horror movies, peopletrapped inside a hell hole. But there is no clear story on why and whatis happening. The viewer is thrown some lines on possible reasons, butthe lines never meet and end up to anything but a mess.

    With all the money spent on this film, with an intriguing start andsome good effects, I had thought someone would have taken better careof the product. I wonder if lordi made this movie just to prove thattheir show costumes could be scary (except they aren't).

    So the movie gets cred for the visuals, i guess the money had to gosomewhere. But the rest is an embarrassing attempt from a rock band tomake their on-stage monster aliases scarier.

  7. scarletheels from Texas
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    I love cheesy horror flicks. I don't care if the acting is sub-par orwhether the monsters look corny. I liked this movie except for thebewildered feeling all the way from the beginning of the film to thevery end. Look, I don't need a 10 page dissertation or a sign with bigletters explaining a plot to me. But Dark Floors takes the "what isthis movie about?" thing to a whole new (annoying) level. What IS thismovie about?

    This isn't exceptionally scary or thrilling but if you have an hour anda half to kill and/or you want to end up feeling frustrated andconfused, rent this winner.

  8. Daemon7 from Romania
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    I don't know if the Lordi monsters are part of some Finnish legend, ifso then the movie would make more sense if I actually knew the legend.For me, Lordi is just the name of an unpleasant rock formation, whosemembers dress stupid, and that won the Eurovision contest withoutactually deserving it. So each time the monsters showed on screen , mybrain was automatically making the connection with a rock star with alot of make-up on. And on second thought , who on earth gets scarednowadays by a stupid screaming ghost or a ghoul with too many teeth…Luckily for this movie , the monster apparitions are pretty rare, andleave room for the rest of the things that make the movie actuallygood. Exquisite dark atmosphere reminding of Silent Hill, creepydeserted hospital, halls with bodies laying around (but not toobloody), lurking shadows, all these keep you wandering what's going tohappen next. The creepy little girl with long dark hair adds some spiceon several occasions (The Ring surly influenced a lot of movies…),and the time-space distortions(reminding me of Hypercube) are liketopping on an ice-cream. You don't actually need more of a backgroundstory , it's the atmosphere and the suspense that drive the movie, andthe ending , while not giving any explanation, it delivers the neededcomfort. No ending in the "to be continued" style ,like 90% of today'shorrors, no useless gore with some psycho killer chopping body partsfrom stupid teenagers, just one good fantasy horror/thriller. The onlything that messes the movie it's the Lordi , and if they would havecreated better monsers(13 Ghosts would be an example), with no rockband connection , this movie would have been much more appreciated.

  9. Robb MacGregor from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    This movie has been sitting around for months now waiting for me towatch it. I finally did, and I have to say I am very pleased. It isdefinitely reminiscent of, and rivals, Silent Hill. However a lot ofpeople seem to have some stupid reasons for not liking this movie.Honestly: the CGI and costumes were not bad (think 'Big Trouble inLittle China' but better), the acting is classic A-Movie horror(Poltergeist), "gore" is not the focus of the movie, but is usedeffectively, and the story, while understandably a bit confusing, hadgood pacing and impact.

    Now, I'm not ashamed to say, I like b-movies… a lot. But I've stillbeen let down by recent Hollywood horror films. I'll take this over oneof those lame Saw sequels any day.

  10. under-st from Finland
    30 Mar 2012, 9:52 pm

    The idea in the movie is (as i see it) a continuous loop, where youcan't escape from except by dying, when the story begins from thestart, again and again. In the movie a bunch of people (the father andthe autistic girl too) enters an elevator. While in it, there comes apower cut in all sudden. When the elevator's doors opens, they willenter a whole different time dimension, where the time has jumped formany years forwards, but doesn't go any further. While in the moviethey find many signs from their selves, on another time dimension. Oncethe father finds a some kind of wormhole where he can enter and see theworld it is in the reality, but still isn't the real thing. He can seethe reality, but not touch. In the end of the movie, when everyone butthe girl has died, it starts from the beginning, with just smalldifference. And that's what makes the movie good. If there would be astory, there wouldn't be as good movie. The movie's creepy parts aren'ton the monsters, it's what they have left behind.

    The substance of this movie would be desperation and misery.

    i would recommend this movie for those, who understand horror movies,not for those, who watch them in hope of fun and a happy ever after-endings.

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