Tower of Terror (1997)

Tower of Terror (1997)





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Steve Guttenberg stars in this thriller as a once-respected reporter who has fallen on hard times and is now working for a sleazy tabloid. He happens upon a story that he hopes might put him back in the good graces of better newspapers; in 1939, five people disappeared in an accident aboard the elevator of a luxury hotel. It's believed that their ghosts haunt the old building, and an old woman claims to have the key to their secrets. The cast also includes Kirsten Dunst and Nia Peeples.
Comedy , Horror , Kids & Family , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Walt Disney Television


Steve Guttenberg
as Buzzy Crocker
Michael McShane
as Chris `Q' Todd
Melora Hardin
as Carolyn Crossen/Claire Poulet
Alastair Duncan
as Gilbert Lawrence
Lindsay Ridgeway
as Sally Shine
John Franklin
as Dewey Todd
Wendy Worthington
as Ms. Emmaline Partridge
Lela Ivey
as Patricia Petterson
Richard Minchenberg
as Dr. Daniels
Marcus Smythe
as Surgeon
Don Perry
as Great Grand Dad
Michael Waltman
as Reporter
Ben Kronen
as Mr. Galvao
Bill Elliot
as Bandleader
Shira Roth
as Youth Abigail
Dean Marsico
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Tower of Terror

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Tower of Terror


I wish that this had been a major theatrical production. When comparing it to the illustrious ride it is based on it falls short of potential. However, for a television movie it isn't bad at all. A nice effort was given to expanding on the backstory. I found it entertaining, but it could have been spookier with more atmospheric touches. (First full viewing - Late childhood)

Adam R
Adam R

Back in the 1930's an elevator fails and kills famous Hollywood people on their way to a posh penthouse party. They now haunt the building. In comes a reporter and his niece, set on solving the mystery, thereby releasing the trapped ghosts. There's no hiding the made-for-TV aspects of this, which kinda detracts from its potential. Funny, the right amount of scares for small children.


It has that made-for-TV cheese about it, but there is something about the film that I really like. It has a really good story and even though it could have been done a bit better. I enjoy watching Tower of Terror every now and then.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

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