History Film / TowerOfTerror

26th May '16 8:04:02 PM tropeminer
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* DefrostingIceQueen: Jill's trust in Buzzy has been shaken ever since he got fired and constantly rejects any story he pitches whenever he pops up in her office. However, he gradually wins her back with his story on the hotel.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Jill's trust in Buzzy has been shaken ever since he got fired and constantly rejects any story he pitches whenever he pops up in her office. However, he gradually wins her back with his story investigation on the hotel.
26th May '16 4:26:18 AM tropeminer
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If the trope were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; a unique twist on something that's usually the other way around.

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If the trope such tropes were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; Ride" or "Theme Park-to-Screen Adaptation"; a unique twist on something that's usually the other way around.
25th May '16 4:58:20 AM tropeminer
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If the trope were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; a surprise twist on something that's usually the other way around.

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If the trope were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; a surprise unique twist on something that's usually the other way around.
25th May '16 4:57:35 AM tropeminer
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* Adaptation Expansion: In the ride, the 5 passengers were just nameless characters that appeared at various points. The movie gives them names and some background along with some history of the hotel.

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* Adaptation Expansion: AdaptationExpansion: In the ride, the 5 passengers were just nameless characters that appeared at various points. The movie gives them names and some background along with some history of the hotel.



* HotScoop: Jill Perry.

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* HotScoop: Jill Perry. No suprise as she's played by Nia Peeples.
25th May '16 2:23:08 AM tropeminer
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Before ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean,'' this MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror''.

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\n->'''Buzzy: ''' Comin'?.\\
'''Q:''' What, are you kidding, man? No way, this place is haunted.\\
'''Buzzy:''' Yeah, right. (''doors slam by themselves behind him'')

Before ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean,'' this 1997 MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror''.



If the trope were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; a surprise twist on something that's usually the other way around.



* Adaptation Expansion: In the ride, the 5 passengers were just nameless characters that appeared at various points. The movie gives them names and some background along with some history of the hotel.
* AllHallowsEve: Not only the night of the accident, but also Abigail's birthday.



* CatchPhrase: Q's "Cha-Ching".
** Also, Dewey's "GO-ing up".
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Abigail]] making everyone collect items on a scavenger hunt in order to complete the spell.
* ChildMage: [[spoiler:Abigail, back in 1939 with the Book of Souls]]



* DefrostingIceQueen: Jill's trust in Buzzy has been shaken ever since he got fired and constantly rejects any story he pitches whenever he pops up in her office. However, he gradually wins her back with his story on the hotel.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Buzzy gets his job and Jill back, Q inherits and reopens the hotel and the ghosts are free, but only after going through hell and barely escaping death, solving the mystery.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Abigail, once she learns the truth.]]
* FamousAncestor: Downplayed with Q's grandpa being one of the ghosts who disappeared and his great-grandpa building the heirloom hotel.
*{{Foreshadowing}}: "I think I just let a ghost into your apartment".



* IronicNurseryTune

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* IronicNurseryTuneHotScoop: Jill Perry.
* IronicNurseryTune: Sally Shine eerily sings "It's Raining, It's Pouring" as a ghost (just like in the ride) to Buzzy and Anna.



* LighterAndSofter: Only by a very slim margin from it's source material. See Defanged Horrors above.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Though it is magic lightning, so...



* LightningCanDoAnything: Though it is magic lightning, so...


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* MrFixIt: Played with Chris "Q" Todd, who doubles as the PluckyComicRelief.


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* OldFlame: Jill to Buzzy.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:What ultimately breaks the spell.]]
16th Mar '16 7:05:09 PM tropeminer
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Steve Guttenberg plays 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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Steve Guttenberg plays 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. 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.
16th Mar '16 5:20:40 PM MarkLungo
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Before ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean,'' this MadeForTVMovie was the first film, to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone [[Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror Tower of Terror]].''

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, 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 ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean,'' this MadeForTVMovie was the first film, film to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone [[Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror Tower of Terror]].''

''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror''.

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, 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.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Weird, albeit justified, example. Most of the scenes involving the hotel were filmed at the actual attraction in Disney World, which was the only version of the ride in existence at the time. Thus, although the movie is set and mostly filmed in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, it switches to Florida whenever anyone gets close to the tower. Fortunately, Florida and southern California have a similar climate and the area around the attraction was made up to look like Hollywood anyway. The Florida scenes were filmed first, in case you were wondering.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Weird, albeit justified, example. Most of the scenes involving the hotel were filmed at the actual attraction in Disney World, which was the only version of the ride in existence at the time. Thus, although the movie is set and mostly filmed in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, it switches to Florida UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} whenever anyone gets close to the tower. Fortunately, Florida and southern California have a similar climate and the area around the attraction was made up to look like Hollywood anyway. The Florida scenes were filmed first, in case you were wondering.
16th Mar '16 12:58:53 AM tropeminer
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Before ''Franchise/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.''

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Before ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean,'' this MadeForTVMovie was the first film, to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone [[Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror Tower of Terror.Terror]].''
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
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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]].
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