Down (The Shaft) (2001)

Down (The Shaft)


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Movie Info

At the Millennium Building in NYC, the elevators have a problem... they just can't stop killing people! Pregnant women, skater dudes -- they're all on the menu for these possessed motorized beasts. As elevator repairman Mark Newman (James Marshal) delves deeper into the mystery, everyone from his boss to the building manager stand in his way. His only help comes from Jennifer Naomi Watts, a nosy reporter that smells a cover-up when she sees it. As the "accidents" pile up, the President and FBI … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Dick Maas
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2003



as Jennifer Evans

as Mark Newman

as Jeffrey

as Steinberg

as Milligan

as Lt. McBain

as Mitchell

as Pregnant Woman
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Critic Reviews for Down (The Shaft)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

January 21, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

July 17, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Only thing worse than a bad horror film, is a horror film that's not scary.

Full Review… | May 7, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Great little B-movie horror with Naomi Watts stealing the show.

March 11, 2007

If you paid to see this flick, I think it's fair to say you got the shaft.

Full Review… | February 7, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Down (The Shaft)


Just watched this. Naomi Watts actually didnt do too bad for a B movie flick and shows some of the stuff that will eventually land her the bigger roles later. A fun horror flick if such a thing exists. Not great not horrid. Just there.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

Don't let the cast of (fiarly well known) character actors and (future) big name stars, fool you.

This film is a complete insult from beginning to end. Everything from the ridiculous premis, bad writing, sub-par acting to the use of every cheesy character profile and trite plot "twist" ever seen on a little insulting.

Naomi Watts and Ron Perlman should thank their lucky stars that this didn't end up being the "career breaker" that it should have been.

I almost want people to see it so they will know JUST how bad it really is! I guess it's human nature? Kind of like when you taste something bad and say to your friend "OH!....taste's horrible!

Robert C

Super Reviewer

A very good horror flick with an interesting plot.

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

Super Reviewer

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