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The 13th Floor (1988)

R | | Horror | May 1988 (France)
As a child, a girl witnesses her father electrocute a young boy. When she grows into an adult, the ghost of the murdered boy appears to her, and together they set out to expose the crimes of her father.

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Chris Roache

Writer:

Chris Roache (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kylie Clare Kylie Clare ... Heather Thompson, aged 8
Tony Blackett Tony Blackett ... Robert Thompson
Allen Leong Allen Leong ... Brian Chung
Matthew Nicholls Matthew Nicholls ... Tom Poulsen's Son
Nik Forster ... Tom Poulsen (as Nicholas Forster)
Vic Rooney Vic Rooney ... Brenner
Georgie Parker ... Maid
Lisa Hensley Lisa Hensley ... Heather Thompson, aged 20
Miranda Otto ... Rebecca
Jeff Truman ... Bert
Paul Hunt Paul Hunt ... Nick
Tim McKenzie Tim McKenzie ... John Burke
Adam Cook Adam Cook ... Alistair
Cathren Michalak Cathren Michalak ... Tea Lady
Michael Caton ... Dr. Fletcher
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As a child, a girl witnesses her father electrocute a young boy. When she grows into an adult, the ghost of the murdered boy appears to her, and together they set out to expose the crimes of her father.

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Horror

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

13º Andar See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

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Supernatural thriller verges on dull side
3 September 2006 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

The 13th Floor is more of a thriller than a horror as it contains virtually no horror elements at all. So all horror fans should avoid it unless you can tolerate a simple thriller.

The plot is very simple indeed, and takes a bit too long to reach the conclusion. I actually quite enjoyed the basic storyline, and thought that the cheesy romance between the rebel girl and the boring older guy was sweet. I even felt a twinge if sadness when he got murdered. When it boils down to it though, The 13th Floor is just far too boring. It had potential but unfortunately played down the supernatural elements that could have made it interesting.

Don't bother seeking this out, but if you find an old VHS really cheap, it will look good in your collection because the artwork on the Medusa label is quite cool.


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