The Lift

  • Director Dick Maas
  • Country Netherlands
  • Language subtitled
  • Running time 99 minutes
  • Year 1983

When an elevator in an office block starts murdering its occupants, a lift mechanic attempts to find the truth before more people get slaughtered.

You didn’t misread that. It’s a lift that kills people - and what a way for the legendary Dutch director Dick Maas to start his career, carving out his own unique path in cult cinema.

Not only does it feature a fabulous synth score and plenty of inventive ways for a metal box to brutally kill people, it also features one of the best taglines in 80s cinema: “Take the stairs! Take the stairs! For God’s sake, take the stairs!”

Screening in a double-bill with The Dick Maas Method.