‘The fear is here’
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. Mr. Lordi also designed the logo of the movie. 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.
“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. Occasionally, a member of Lordi shows up and everyone runs from them while the token armed security guard cracks off shot after shot to no avail. This happens for nearly every member of the band.” Bryan White, Cinema Suicide
“Lordi! Lordi! Lordi! Now here’s a first. A Finnish film filled with a bunch of former Holby City and The Bill actors, who become trapped in a Twilight Zone-styled story featuring cameos by the Eurovision-winning rock band, Lordi. 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 film-makers had created a tongue-in-cheek Power Rangers-styled comedy, in Finnish, with Lordi singing, then maybe it would have worked much better.” Peter Fuller, Movie Talk
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