Over on twitter some folks were talking about elevator horror. (I think they may also have been making light of so-called elevated horror, but I digress.) I mentioned that this year at Necon, when I was sleepless and up at 4:00, I happened across a small service elevator in a corner of the hotel. I pushed the door button but when the doors slid open, there were no lights in the elevator. It was pitch black in there, and a wave of warm, moist air rolled out, almost as if the lift were breathing. Needless to say, I didn't get on. Later I checked the same elevator and the lights were working fine. Anyway, the two takeaways are watch out for creepy elevators, and when you're sleeping at Necon, I'm out wandering the hallways.
Both the elevator scene in Damien: Omen II (1978) and the head decapitation scene in Dick Maas's The Lift left an impression on me at an early age. I have the irrational fear (is it?) of being between floor and elevator when the cord somehow snaps, taking one half of me down the chute and leaving the other half on the floor.
If you see someone running in and out of elevators, that's just me trying to beat the scenario.
That elevator kill scene from Final Destination 2 is seared into my brain.
The Shining, of course. And the dumbwaiter in Pet Sematary.
I was at a convention once in a Marriot pyramid where the elevator, all glass, rose up at an angle along rows and rows of identical beige floors. I remember crowding in there with a few people, glancing nervously around, and saying "Anybody ever see that movie Cube?" and then we all laughed....and then nervously chuckled...and went silent and stared at the see-through floor. Never could look at it quite the same after.
I read this as "elevated horror" and all I could think about was that interviewer trying to explain to John Carpenter what A24 movies were.
I remember reading a book when I was a teenager, and in the prologue this character is working on an elevator shaft when the cable breaks and he's crushed underneath it. It described the crunch of his bones and his brains leaking out from the hollows where his eyes were. I don't know how realistic that was, but it sure did stick with me! And the worst part is: I can't remember the name of the book. It was some YA horror novel, maybe something in the Fear Street series, because I read a lot of that as a kid.
Post by halfbloodlycan on Nov 23, 2022 3:55:10 GMT
This reminds me of a post I read a few years ago that I had to dig up because it’s stuck with me. Sourced from Ari Lax of the MTG community. “ in case anyone needs ideas for horror films, I am currently stuck in an elevator that said it was at the basement level and then went down a floor.”
Not horror, but has anyone seen "Lady in a Cage" with Olivia de Havilland (one of her last leading roles)? It was a psychological thriller about a wealthy woman trapped in the cage-like elevator in her mansion, who is harassed by "hooligans." At the time it came out (1964), critics were appalled and thought it was vulgar. Since then, it has received better reviews.
I haven't seen it yet, but I was fascinated by the title and the movie posters since the first time I heard about it.
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