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      Tower of Terror

      TV-G 1997 1 hr. 37 min. Holiday Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 53% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score A journalist (Steve Guttenberg) and helpers (Kirsten Dunst, Nia Peeples) investigate a 1939 mystery in which five people vanished from a hotel elevator on Halloween. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member It was Halloween night 1939 and the Hollywood Tower Hotel is celebrating A famous child actress and her family arrive But the elevator malfunctions during a storm Could it have something to do with magic? Flash forward to 1997; a journalist Buzzy played by Steve Gutenberg and his niece played by Kristen Dunst come to solve the mystery of what happened They're both in for a shock when they find out supernatural forces are at work, funny since Buzzy's job thrives on sensational stories This is harmless family friendly fare yet it almost has nothing to do with the holiday Quite the twist they had in here involving the trapped souls I'll admit Gutenberg is his usual silly self and the ghosts are quite likable It's got some spooky camera angles and the hotel itself is a fun character in itself being this actually features the ride 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Jungle Cruise' are still very good yet this is the closest Disney adaptation sticking true to the source material It's easy for viewers young and old to pick up on the scenario as well as charm and atmosphere There's some corny ness and a few things don't add as a whole But the players each have their own arcs and are terrifically fleshed out A great lesson too about learning to trust and forgive one another Great for kids and adults without being too dark Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/28/23 Full Review Omar F Disney's most under appreciated Halloween classic! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review jon c It was Halloween night 1939 and the Hollywood Tower Hotel is celebrating A famous child actress and her family arrive But the elevator malfunctions during a storm Could it have something to do with magic? Flash forward to 1997; a journalist Buzzy played by Steve Gutenberg and his niece played by Kristen Dunst come to solve the mystery of what happened They're both in for a shock when they find out supernatural forces are at work, funny since Buzzy's job thrives on sensational stories This is harmless family friendly fare yet it almost has nothing to do with the holiday Quite the twist they had in here involving the trapped souls I'll admit Gutenberg is his usual silly self and the ghosts are quite likable It's got some spooky camera angles and the hotel itself is a fun character in itself being this actually features the ride 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Jungle Cruise' are still very good yet this is the closest Disney adaptation sticking true to the source material It's easy for viewers young and old to pick up on the scenario as well as charm and atmosphere There's some corny ness and a few things don't add as a whole But the players each have their own arcs and are terrifically fleshed out A great lesson too about learning to trust and forgive one another Great for kids and adults without being too dark Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A heartwarming Disney movie from the 90s Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member absolutely adorable! and quite spooky at times! adds more lore to the Tower of Terror universe! Kirsten Dunst is incredible in this film! highly recommend! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Lame Disney cash grab for their Tower Of Terror ride they used to have in California Adventure. How they managed to make a feature length film about a ride that simulates an out of control elevator is beyond me or how they got people to buy a movie about it. Magicians they are. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chase Burns The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Unlike many of Disney's made-for-TV movies, this one stands up. The elevator scenes are genuinely scary-I'm afraid of elevators because of this. Dec 9, 2021 Full Review Rachel Wagner Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) A tightly made fun ghost story for the whole family Aug 8, 2020 Full Review Diane Selkirk Apollo Guide Rated: 79/100 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A journalist (Steve Guttenberg) and helpers (Kirsten Dunst, Nia Peeples) investigate a 1939 mystery in which five people vanished from a hotel elevator on Halloween.
      Director
      D.J. MacHale
      Executive Producer
      George Zaloom, Joey Plager, D.J. MacHale, Les Mayfield
      Rating
      TV-G
      Genre
      Holiday, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 5, 2003