DARK FLOORS (2008) Reviews and overview

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‘The fear is here’

Dark Floors – aka Dark Floors: The Lordi Motion Picture – is a 2008 Finnish horror film starring William Hope, Leon Herbert, Philip Bretherton, Ronald Pickup, and Skye Bennett. The film features all of the Lordi band members playing the monsters. A Lordi song, Beast Loose In Paradise, is featured in the end credits of the movie.


Sarah (Skye Bennett) is an autistic girl, residing at ‘St. Mary’s Hospital’. Her father, Ben (Noah Huntley), concerned about the state of the hospital, finally decides to take his daughter home as an MRI catches fire with Sarah inside it.

They board an elevator with a group of strangers, including a businessman, Jonathan or “Jon” (William Hope), a nurse named Emily (Dominique McElligott), tramp Tobias (Ronald Pickup), and security guard Rick (Leon Herbert), but when the elevator reaches the next floor down, the hospital is abandoned. It soon becomes clear the safety of the group rests upon Sarah.

Lordi between takes


“It’s really too bad about Dark Floors. Every now and then, the movie flirts with brilliance.  Portions of the premise are so cool, for instance, the time standing still angle, but this shit makes absolutely no sense, whatsoever.  There are long stretches of running time dedicated to the cast running around, confused and frightened while nothing terribly important happens.” Cinema Suicide 

“While the film is high on atmosphere, Dark Floors fails to deliver anything but a kiddie ghost ride. Dark Floors is a missed opportunity for the rock band’s big-screen debut. If the filmmakers had created a tongue-in-cheek Power Rangers-styled comedy, in Finnish, with Lordi singing, then maybe it would have worked much better.” Movie Talk

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