Dark Floors (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Dark Floors (2008)
  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 3,732 votes 
  • Genre: Fantasy | Horror
  • Release Date: 8 February 2008 (Finland)
  • Runtime: 85 min | Argentina:82 min (DVD version)
  • Filming Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Budget: €4,300,000(estimated)
  • Director: Pete Riski
  • Stars: William Hope, Leon Herbert and Ronald Pickup
  • Original Music By: Ville Riippa   
  • Soundtrack: Beast Loose In Paradise
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Hospital | Elevator | Monster | Nurse | Cult Favorite

Writing Credits By:

  • Pekka Lehtosaari (written by)
  • Lordi (original idea) (as Mr. Lordi) and
  • Pete Riski (original idea)
  • Howard Brodsky (adaptation: English)
  • Aretta Vähälä (translation: English) and
  • Mika Karttunen (translation: English)
  • Harri Virtanen (dramaturge)

Known Trivia

  • Most expensive Finnish horror film to be produced.
  • The film had the largest set ever built for a Finnish film.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: At the beginning, autistic Sara is having a cat scan, but she keeps moving her head. Shouldn't she either be sedated, or be strapped down so she can't move?

Plot: A man emerges with his autistic daughter and three others from a hospital elevator to find themselves trapped in the building with devilish monsters. Full summary » |  »

Story: While in the hospital for a tomography of the brain of his autistic daughter Sarah, Ben becomes upset when there is a power failure. He decides to leave the hospital with Sarah, while the nurse Emily tries to convince him to leave Sarah for further treatment. They get the elevator with three other passengers, and suddenly the elevator stops; when the door opens, people has vanished from the hospital, the environment is creepy and they are chased by devilish monsters. They find that they are trapped in the hospital, and the creatures seem to be hunting Sarah.Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

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Synopsis: Concerned for his autistic daughters health, the father sees a removal from the hospital by force as the only option. An elevator break-down prevents a smooth exit and renders them trapped with others. Yet the incident is only the beginning of a descent into nightmare. As the doors open the hospital appears mysteriously deserted. When mutilated bodies are found, creatures from a dark world start a frightening attack. It soon becomes clear that the survival of the group may rest solely on the little girl.

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Produced By:

  • Jukka Helle known as executive producer
  • Saara Kankaanpää known as line producer
  • Júlíus Kemp known as co-producer (as Julius Kemp)
  • Jukka Kujala known as post-production producer
  • Jussi Lepistö known as marketing producer
  • Sirkka Rautiainen known as line producer
  • Markus Selin known as producer
  • Ingvar Þórðarson known as co-producer (as Ingvar Thordarson)

FullCast & Crew:

  • William Hope known as Jon
  • Leon Herbert known as Rick
  • Ronald Pickup known as Tobias
  • Philip Bretherton known as Walter
  • Noah Huntley known as Ben
  • Dominique McElligott known as Emily
  • Skye Bennett known as Sarah
  • Lordi known as Lead Monster (as Mr. Lordi)
  • Kita known as Monster
  • Amen known as Monster
  • Ox known as Monster
  • Awa known as Monster
  • Jussi Haukkamaa known as Family on 8th Floor
  • Hilla Haukkamaa known as Family on 8th Floor
  • Hugo Haukkamaa known as Family on 8th Floor
  • Johanna Jalas known as Family on 8th Floor
  • Jetta Eklöf known as Family #2
  • Joel Strömfors known as Family #2
  • Emmi Liulia known as Family #2
  • Jonna Kinnunen known as Expecting Wife
  • Jani Halonen known as Expecting Couple
  • Jarmo Korteniemi known as Doctor
  • Minna Kuusisto known as Doctor
  • Niko Männikkö known as Doctor
  • Jari Sarja known as Doctor
  • Jarmo Saurio known as Doctor
  • Laura Faarinen known as Nurse
  • Anniina Keiskander known as Nurse
  • Mitta Keskittalo known as Nurse
  • Mari Liimatainen known as Nurse
  • Milla Suoraniemi known as Nurse
  • Armi Tenkula known as Nurse
  • Hannu Tihinen known as Nurse
  • Teemu Tuohimaa known as Nurse
  • Mikael Gustafsson known as Patient
  • Juha Helminen known as Patient
  • Elina Korhonen known as Visitor
  • Linda Kuha known as Visitor
  • Maija Laiho known as Patient
  • Katri Liimatainen known as Visitor
  • Jari Meistamo known as Patient
  • Tuomas Merilä known as Patient
  • Kari Meriläinen known as Visitor
  • Antti Tuomaala known as Patient
  • Ilekka Ylittie known as Visitor
  • Sami Vainkainen known as Corpse in Minor Operating Room
  • Hanne Saarikoski known as Corpse in Minor Operating Room
  • Iiris Mikkonen known as Corpse in Minor Operating Room / Corpse in 2nd Floor Operation Room
  • Kimmo Hietala known as Corpse in Minor Operating Room
  • Antti Ahokoivu known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • Mikko Heikura known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • Jukka Koskinen known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • Kersti Kirjalainen known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • Kati Köykka known as Corpse on 3rd Floor
  • John Calton known as Voice on Radio (voice)
  • Maggy Fellman known as Voice on Radio (voice)
  • Eveliina Haataja known as Corpse in 2nd Floor Operation Room
  • Ulla Hämeenaho known as Corpse in 2nd Floor Hallway / Zombie's Hands
  • Kaisa Vainio known as People in Information Desk Room
  • Ossi Mykkänen known as Corpse on staircase (uncredited)
  • Antti Näyhä known as Zombie in Morgue Hallway (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Ari Arvola known as additional makeup artist: pre-production
  • Johanna Askola-Putaansuu known as makeup designer: creatures
  • Johanna Askola-Putaansuu known as makeup supervisor: creatures
  • Lene Bruksås known as special makeup effects artist
  • Ásta Hafthórsdóttir known as makeup effects technician (as Astá Hafthorsdottir)
  • Frida T.G. Hegna known as special makeup effects artist
  • Per Steinar Hoftun known as makeup effects technician (as Per Steiner Hoftung)
  • Niina Hurskainen known as makeup trainee
  • Nina Elise Johansen known as makeup effects technician
  • Michelle Johansson known as makeup effects technician
  • Kati Koskela known as assistant makeup effects technician
  • Shino Kotani known as makeup effects technician
  • Jani Kylmälä known as makeup effects technician
  • Lordi known as makeup designer: creatures (as Mr. Lordi)
  • Melina Matinlompolo known as makeup trainee
  • Anneline Nyvold known as makeup effects technician
  • Veera Ojakangas known as makeup trainee
  • Ragnhild Prestholt known as makeup effects technician
  • Lea Saari known as makeup trainee
  • Jim Udenberg known as makeup designer
  • Jim Udenberg known as special makeup effects creator
  • Mari Vaalasranta known as key makeup artist
  • Mari Vaalasranta known as makeup designer

Art Department:

  • Katja Aaltonen known as key set painter
  • Asta Alamartimo known as painter
  • Carl Ehrström known as stand-by property master: Helsinki
  • Alan Hopper known as carpenter
  • Lilli Itkonen known as property master trainee: Helsinki
  • Kaisa Karvinen known as painter
  • Merja Koistinen known as stand-by property master
  • Tytti Kokkonen known as assistant set dresser
  • Niko Konttinen known as painter
  • Pietu Kotila known as painter
  • Jukka Kreus known as carpenter
  • Jatta Kröger known as statue maker
  • Petri Kulju known as graphical props
  • Mikko Kuusirati known as property master trainee
  • Jonathan Kyöttinen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Teppo Lakaniemi known as assistant production designer
  • Mari Lappalainen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Johanna Lehtola known as prop builder
  • Saku Lukkari known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Olli Luoma-Aho known as property assistant
  • Pia Lång known as painter: Sarah's drawings
  • Matti Mielikäinen known as property master trainee
  • Pasi Murto known as painter
  • Tero Mäkelä known as carpenter
  • Jyrki Mäki known as property master
  • Joonas Nissi known as property master trainee
  • Tiina Nuortimo known as assistant set dresser
  • Hannu Oivo known as construction manager
  • Jani Pensola known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Johanna Riepula known as painter
  • Jarmo Rytilahti known as assistant painter
  • Jari Sarja known as property master trainee
  • Sami Silvennoinen known as construction manager: Helsinki
  • Jani Sinisalo known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Juki Suloranta known as special mechanical props
  • Simo Sulva known as carpenter
  • Tommi Suojanen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Mari Suomalainen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Anni Tepponen known as carpenter: Helsinki
  • Ritva Toivonen known as graphical props
  • Teemu Torvinen known as assistant carpenter
  • Markus Tuppurainen known as storyboard artist
  • Mika Turtiainen known as assistant painter
  • Hessu Tönkyrä known as carpenter

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Production Companies:

  • Icelandic Filmcompany, The (co-production)
  • Kisi Production (co-production)
  • Solar Films
  • Yleisradio (YLE) (co-production)

Other Companies:

  • Angel Films  special thanks
  • Anima Boutique  titles
  • Artiks  special thanks
  • Best Western Hotel Apollo  special thanks
  • Bombay Catering  catering
  • Caravan Center  special thanks
  • Czech Film Orchestra  orchestra
  • De Lane Lea  adr recording facility
  • Ear Tonic Music  trailer music
  • Fiji  special thanks
  • FinnProtec  special thanks
  • Finnvox  sound post-production
  • Generator Post  post-production facilities
  • HYKS  special thanks
  • Hakaniemen Hallin Pikasuutari  special thanks
  • Halltex  special thanks
  • Hard Design  costumes
  • Hell's Angels  security
  • JLC-toimistokalusteet  special thanks
  • JPS Production  special thanks
  • Kalevala Studio Oy  sound post-production
  • Kalevala Ääni  sound post-production
  • Kiinteistö Oy Itäkeskuksen Maamerkki  special thanks
  • Kone Hissit  special thanks
  • Kontinkankaan Sairaala  special thanks
  • Kuokkasen Peruukkiliike  special thanks
  • L'Oréal  special thanks
  • Lastenlinnan Sairaala  special thanks
  • Lordi Crew  special thanks
  • Lordi-Sign  characters
  • Lume  post-production facilities
  • Make It Happen  special thanks
  • Megalock  special thanks
  • Meguru Film Sound  sound post-production
  • Monsterdiscohell.com  special thanks
  • Mörkö  special thanks
  • Nordisk Film International Sales  sales
  • Optikkoliike Optiholmi  special thanks
  • Oriola  special thanks
  • Oulun Elokuvakeskus  special thanks
  • Oulun Peltituote  special thanks
  • Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu  special thanks
  • Oulun kaupungin sosiaali- ja terveystoimi  special thanks
  • Oulun kaupunginsairaala  special thanks
  • Oulun keskuspesula  special thanks
  • Oulun seudun ammattiopisto  special thanks
  • Oulun yliopistollinen sairaala  special thanks
  • Pohjoinen elokuva- ja mediakeskus POEM  funding
  • Pohjolan koiravartiointi  security
  • Pohjolanväri  special thanks
  • Presto-Tuote  special thanks
  • Ravintola Delicatessen  catering
  • Sata C  special thanks
  • Selekta  catering
  • Smart Key  special thanks
  • Sony BMG Music Entertainment  soundtrack
  • Starkki  special thanks
  • Suomen Elokuvasäätiö  funding
  • Suur-Helsingin Hissihuolto  special thanks
  • Teo Medical Service  special thanks
  • VM-Vaijeri  special thanks
  • Valofirma Cine Light Rental  grip and lighting equipment
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility
  • X-Boys  special thanks

Distributors:

  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Armenia) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Azerbaijan) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Kyrgyzstan) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Moldova) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Tajikistan) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Ukraine) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Trade (2008) (Uzbekistan) (theatrical)
  • Five Stars Distributora (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Five Stars Distributora (2008) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Indies Film Rights (2008) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Indies Film Rights (2008) (Luxembourg) (theatrical)
  • Indies Film Rights (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Lizard Cinema Trade (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Maamund II Productions (2008) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Bahrain) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Egypt) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Iran) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Iraq) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Israel) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Jordan) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Kuwait) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Lebanon) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Oman) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Qatar) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Saudi Arabia) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (United Arab Emirates) (theatrical)
  • Phars Film (2008) (Yemen) (theatrical)
  • Umut Sanat-Özen Film TAS (2008) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • Beyond Home Entertainment (2008) (Australia) (DVD)
  • Focus Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Gativideo (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Ghosthouse Underground (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Metrodome Distribution (2009) (UK) (DVD)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Prime Time Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Peter Balazs known as visual effects
  • M. Taylan Baysefer known as digital artist
  • Sami Haartemo known as digital artist
  • Jari Hakala known as digital artist
  • Anders Helle known as digital artist
  • Mikko Hietala known as visual effects
  • Tuomo Hintikka known as digital artist
  • Tuomo Hintikka known as visual effects supervisor
  • Antti Hämäläinen known as visual effects
  • Pasi Jakkula known as lead compositor
  • Matti Kaihola known as visual effects
  • Lasse Kilpiä known as digital artist
  • Panu Kujala known as visual effects
  • Turkka Kylliäinen known as visual effects
  • Tommi Lehtonen known as digital artist
  • Anne Mäittälä known as digital artist
  • Tomi Nieminen known as digital artist
  • Atte Nurminen known as assistant compositor
  • Balázs Peter known as visual effects (as Peter Balazs)
  • Kari Piirainen known as visual effects producer
  • Toni Pykäläniemi known as digital artist
  • Carlos Santos known as visual effects
  • Juuso Selin known as digital artist
  • Juuso Selin known as on-set digital effects supervisor
  • Samuli Sirkiä known as graphics assistant
  • Mitja Sirola known as digital artist
  • Kimmo Torkkeli known as systems administrator

Release Date:

  • Finland 6 February 2008 (Oulu) (premiere)
  • Finland 8 February 2008
  • Germany 9 February 2008 (European Film Market)
  • Iceland 29 February 2008
  • Estonia 7 March 2008
  • Belgium 3 April 2008 (Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Films)
  • Canada 17 July 2008 (Fantasia Film Festival)
  • South Korea 20 July 2008 (Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • Russia 7 August 2008
  • Turkey 8 August 2008
  • USA 18 September 2008 (Austin Fantastic Fest)
  • UK 3 October 2008 (Sci-Fi-London)
  • USA 14 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 1 November 2008 (Iik!! Horror Film Festival)
  • Argentina 10 December 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 28 March 2009 (Titanic International Filmpresence Festival)
  • UK 20 April 2009
  • Netherlands May 2010 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for horror violence and disturbing images

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