History Film / TowerOfTerror

6th Jan '16 9:48:49 PM spirasen
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Before ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', this MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone Tower Of Terror''. Creator/SteveGuttenberg plays the role of a disgraced reporter named Buzzy Crocker who is stuck doing tabloid stories after submitting a story that turned out to be false. He meets an old woman named Abigail who tells him the story of The Hollywood Tower Hotel, which was closed down back in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood after lightning struck the elevator and killed its five passengers. She claims that Emeline Partridge, the nanny of child actress Sally Shine, was responsible for the horrible event, which put a curse on the hotel, trapping their spirits there. She begs him to go into the hotel and collect some items she needs to break the curse. Along with his niece Anna, and the inheritor of the hotel, Chris "Q" Todd, Buzzy ventures into the hotel, and is surprised at what he finds.
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Before ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean,'' this MadeForTVMovie was the first film film, to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone Tower Of Terror''. Creator/SteveGuttenberg of Terror.'' Steve Guttenberg plays the role of a disgraced reporter named Buzzy Crocker Crocker, who is stuck doing tabloid stories stories, after submitting a story story, that turned out to be false. He meets an old woman named Abigail Abigail, who tells him the story of The Hollywood Tower Hotel, which was closed down down, back in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood after lightning struck the elevator elevator, and killed its five passengers. She claims that Emeline Partridge, the nanny of child actress Sally Shine, was responsible for the horrible event, which put a curse on the hotel, trapping their spirits there. She begs him to go into the hotel hotel, and collect some items she needs needs, to break the curse. Along with his niece Anna, and the inheritor of the hotel, Chris "Q" Todd, Buzzy ventures into the hotel, and is surprised at what he finds.
7th Nov '15 6:05:18 PM klausbaudelaire
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* DeceasedFallGuyGambit: Suvberted, as Emeline Partridge, nanny to child star Sally Shine, ended up as such, but as it turns out, [[spoiler:she wasn't as malevolent as she seems, when she and the other ghosts proved her innocence, and it was Sally's sister Abigail who put the child star to her demise]].
3rd Aug '15 7:53:26 AM Morgenthaler
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Do not spoiler tag trope names on work pages or the names of works on trope pages; please see Handling Spoilers for more information.
* [[spoiler:ForgottenBirthday: Played straight, aside from the birthday girl having the biggest overreaction ''ever'' in the history of this trope. She finds out sixty years later that a surprise party had been planned. Oops.]]
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* [[spoiler:ForgottenBirthday: Played ForgottenBirthday: [[spoiler:Played straight, aside from the birthday girl having the biggest overreaction ''ever'' in the history of this trope. She finds out sixty years later that a surprise party had been planned. Oops.]]

* [[spoiler:TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Abigail's whole motivation.]]
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* [[spoiler:TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Abigail's TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: [[spoiler:Abigail's whole motivation.]]

* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]
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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]%%* HeelFaceTurn
21st Jul '15 5:50:34 PM MarkLungo
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sally Shine is quite obviously ShirleyTemple.
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sally Shine is quite obviously ShirleyTemple.Creator/ShirleyTemple.
21st Jul '15 5:50:00 PM MarkLungo
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* UnfinishedBusiness: The ghosts can't leave until [[spoiler: they reach the party on the top floor]].
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* UnfinishedBusiness: The ghosts can't leave until [[spoiler: they reach the party on the top floor]].floor]]. ----
21st Jul '15 5:49:30 PM MarkLungo
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Before ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', this MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Series/TheTwilightZone Tower Of Terror''.
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Before ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', this MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Series/TheTwilightZone ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone Tower Of Terror''.
8th Apr '15 7:07:28 PM nombretomado
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Before ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', this MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Series/TheTwilightZone Tower Of Terror''.
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Before ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', this MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the DisneyThemeParks, Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Series/TheTwilightZone Tower Of Terror''.
24th Mar '15 9:38:30 PM Phoenixion
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* ActorAllusion: Of a sort. Sally Shine, an obvious parody of Shirley Temple, is played by Lindsay Ridgeway. This isn't the only time Lindsay played a Shirley Temple {{Expy}} - in fact, the same year this movie was made she was the singing voice for Darla Dimple (in which Shirley Temple meets EnfantTerrible) in ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''. And a few years earlier, she was Tina Denmark-a dark twist on Shirley Temple-in the musical Ruthless.

* DivorcedInstallment: The theme park ride is based on ''TheTwilightZone'', complete with the FakeShemp being used to feature the late RodSerling hosting the pre-show introduction. The movie drops the ''Twilight Zone'' connection, probably to avoid paying royalties. (The version of the ride at Tokyo [=DisneySea=] also drops the connection to ''The Twilight Zone'', though partly because the TV show isn't well-known in Japan, and partly because of the fact that the Japanese had different beliefs and customs in regards to the occult and the supernatural.)

* RecursiveAdaptation: This is the best ever [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative TV movie based on a theme park ride based on a TV show]].
16th Oct '14 2:19:06 AM BDF5000
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Tokyo Disneyland does not have the ride; its sister park, Tokyo Disney Sea, does.
* DivorcedInstallment: The theme park ride is based on ''TheTwilightZone'', complete with the FakeShemp being used to feature the late RodSerling hosting the pre-show introduction. The movie drops the ''Twilight Zone'' connection, probably to avoid paying royalties. (The version of the ride at Tokyo Disneyland also drops the connection to ''The Twilight Zone'', though partly because the TV show isn't well-known in Japan, and partly because of the fact that the Japanese had different beliefs and customs in regards to the occult and the supernatural.)
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* DivorcedInstallment: The theme park ride is based on ''TheTwilightZone'', complete with the FakeShemp being used to feature the late RodSerling hosting the pre-show introduction. The movie drops the ''Twilight Zone'' connection, probably to avoid paying royalties. (The version of the ride at Tokyo Disneyland [=DisneySea=] also drops the connection to ''The Twilight Zone'', though partly because the TV show isn't well-known in Japan, and partly because of the fact that the Japanese had different beliefs and customs in regards to the occult and the supernatural.)
21st Sep '14 6:49:47 PM Prfnoff
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Steve Guttenberg plays the role of a disgraced reporter named Buzzy Crocker who is stuck doing tabloid stories after submitting a story that turned out to be false. He meets an old woman named Abigail who tells him the story of The Hollywood Tower Hotel, which was closed down after lightning struck the elevator and killed its five passengers. She claims that Emeline Partridge, the nanny of child actress Sally Shine, was responsible for the horrible event, which put a curse on the hotel, trapping their spirits there. She begs him to go into the hotel and collect some items she needs to break the curse. Along with his niece Anna, and the inheritor of the hotel, Chris "Q" Todd, Buzzy ventures into the hotel, and is surprised at what he finds.
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Steve Guttenberg Creator/SteveGuttenberg plays the role of a disgraced reporter named Buzzy Crocker who is stuck doing tabloid stories after submitting a story that turned out to be false. He meets an old woman named Abigail who tells him the story of The Hollywood Tower Hotel, which was closed down back in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood after lightning struck the elevator and killed its five passengers. She claims that Emeline Partridge, the nanny of child actress Sally Shine, was responsible for the horrible event, which put a curse on the hotel, trapping their spirits there. She begs him to go into the hotel and collect some items she needs to break the curse. Along with his niece Anna, and the inheritor of the hotel, Chris "Q" Todd, Buzzy ventures into the hotel, and is surprised at what he finds.

* GoldenAgeOfHollywood: When the accident took place.
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