Another "can you name this movie?" thread

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  1. MatthewLouwrens

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    I was talking to someone last night, and they were telling me about a movie they once saw on TV, late. It sounds like an awful movie, and much as I don't understand the appeal of watching bad movies, I'm curious about this one. Bear in mind, I never saw this film, so this information is all I know.

    It apparently looked like it was probably made in the 1960s, it was in colour, and is probably a Dutch film (it was dubbed, and all signs in the film were in the Dutch language).

    It was a horror film about a killer elevator. In one scene, a blind man walks into the elevator shaft, not realising the elevator was not there. He died.

    In another scene, people investigating the death are looking into the shaft, when the elevator suddenly descends and decapitates them.

    In a third scene, a little girl's ball rolls away from her and into the shaft. She walks towards it, the audience gasps in horror at the possibility of the girl dying, when her father calls her back to go with him.

    If there is anyone out there who would have any idea what this might be, I would appreciate any information.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    Well, there was one in the '80s called The Lift.

    http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0087622/

    I love the tag line: "Take the stairs, take the stairs. For God's sake, take the Stairs!!!"
     
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    Where are Mike and the bots when we need them???
     
  4. MatthewLouwrens

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    Hmm, reading the user reviews,there are references to bad dubbing, lots of signs in Dutch, a blind man death, a decapitation, and a little girl.

    Almost certainly the one. Thanks all.
     
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    Yes, no doubt, it was De Lift ("The Elevator"). No other Dutch movie fits the description.

    Only so, so film. Much talked about when it first came out, and still a bunch of faithful devotees.


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