History Film / TowerOfTerror

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]].
3rd Aug '15 7:53:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[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]].
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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''.
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