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Lift, De

Entry updated 30 January 2017. Tagged: Film.

Film (1983; vt The Lift). Sigma Films. Directed by Dick Maas. Written by Mass; music by Maas. Cast includes Huub Stapel and Willeke Van Ammelrooy. 99 minutes. Colour.

This neat Dutch Horror film with an sf rationale, dubbed atrociously into English, tells of a homicidal lift (elevator) in a high-rise office building. The lift is controlled by an organic, living Computer (biochip), manufactured in Japan, which has run amuck and reprogrammed itself. The film belongs to the anti-Technology tradition of killer Machines, common in sf cinema, to which also belong Demon Seed (1977) and Runaway (1984). [PN]


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