Lifts or elevators have proved the setting for a few horrors over the years – Dick Maas’ The Lift (1983), or the more recent Devil for example.

No doubt directors hope to cash in on the claustrophobic possibilities of the tight space, and the latest to try his luck is Stig Svendsen with his simply titled Elevator.

This story tells the tale of nine Wall Street party goers who enter a lift at their Manhattan offices to head to a penthouse party.

After a practical joke sees the elevator grind to a halt 50 floors up, things take an even bigger turn when one of the occupants is revealed to be carrying a bomb.

It could apparently detonate at any time, and from that moment all bets are well and truly off.

Serving up a ‘blood-soaked shock climax’ (according to the press blurb), Elevator stars among others John Getz, who horror audiences may remember for his turn as Stathis Borans in both The Fly and The Fly II.

Elevator screens at Frightfest on Friday, August 24.


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle