De Lift (The Lift) (Goin' Up) (1983)
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De Lift (The Lift) (Goin' Up) Photos
as Felix Adelaar
as Mieke de Beer
as Saskia Adelaar
as Maintenance Manager
as Colleague Technician
as Man in Lift
as Blind Man
as Watchman #1
as Rising Sun Researcher
as Police Inspector
as Woman in Lift
Critic Reviews for De Lift (The Lift) (Goin' Up)
Played more for a black comedy than for a corporate greed or menace film.
Audience Reviews for De Lift (The Lift) (Goin' Up)
The horror genre is something I pick on and for good reasons. With so many stupid killers and so many possibilities for it to go over the top and be bad. Unlike most of the horror movies I'v seen, this turned better than expected. De Lift is about an elevator with smart microchip going on a rampage to kill people. The is a mix bag of good and bad. At times you get some really atmosphere which is ruined when you hear pointless dialogue. Aside from pointless dialogue, you have death scenes that are unintentionally funny and diminished whatever horror aspect the movie (not really) could have had. It also doesn't help when your Dutch DVD box tagline is "Take the stairs, take the stairs, for god's sake please take the stairs". Seriously, these characters should have of just put an out of order sign and there, movie end. It's a shamed when a box points out a plot hole. Though it does have some good characters and great scenes written in. Unfortunately what kills the movie is that it never builds tension, can't blame them, how would anyone build tension into a HORROR MOVIE WITH A KILLER ELEVATOR. The acting is standard, unfortunately not bad to laugh. There's a lot footage, though I read there's many versions of De Lift so I can't be too sure about the other versions having tons of stock footage. The effects are pretty bad due to low budgets and the concept alone has been outdated since 1885. Yet despite those flaws, the direction is actually pretty good and I'm surprised it turned out better than expected. This seriously could have been a lot worse, but at least there was effort not to make this bizarre horror film dull. De Lift might not be your ideal horror film, but it's not often you see a horror movie that feature a killer elevator. While it's certainly not a good horror film, it's certainly better than some of the horror movies I've and that's saying a lot.
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