Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dark Floors (2008)

A father and his invalid daughter are trapped in a deserted hospital along with several other strangers as the dark hallways come to life with gruesome demons. DARK FLOORS is a stagnant haunted hospital tale that never gets off the ground. It feels like a scrapbook of more successful Horror features butchered in to a single incoherent film where the characters just wander about the halls aimlessly for over an hour. When the occasional demon does appear, the characters are rarely frightened or even stunned. The decayed hospital setting is sufficiently creepy, but the only workable elements of the entire film lie in the creature FX and costuming of the demons themselves. Considering the costumes belonged to the Shock Rocker band Lordi, and that the film was initially conceived as a poor excuse to mass market the band on the international market, it cant even take credit for these creations. DARK FLOORS proves to be a bland, uninspired, and unoriginal Horror film that relies far too heavily on the strength of its villains while forgetting about minor elements like character or plot.

Rating: 5/10.
Number of views: 1.

If you liked DARK FLOORS, check out:
THIR13EN GHOSTS, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, DEMONS.



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3 comments:

  1. Whenever I hear about movies that involve people trapped in abandoned places, my eyes roll back into my head. No one really gets how to do that theme. I keep hoping, though. Well, at least there's one more to scratch off the list. Thanks for taking the hit for me.

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  2. I'm glad you at least understood what was going on, I was just completely confused by the whole affair, I was on firmer footing when Lordi arrived looking like...well...Lordi, but other than that totally baffled.

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  3. I'm with Jinx. I enjoyed the creepy atmosphere, but I really couldn't figure out what was going on. I could accept a time loop, an alternate dimension, even an experimental portal that lets in the demons, but the ending they gave had me scratching my head.

    The only plus for me with this movie was the discovery of Lordi. I had no idea that monster rockers exist, and to see the extensive nature of their makeup had my jaw dropping in awe.

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