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14th Aug '16 7:23:22 AM Mooncalf
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* The Mystic Elevator in ''BetrayalAtTheHouseOnTheHill'' moves around the house somewhat randomly (you roll to determine which floor it ends up on, but get to choose where), but on a roll of 0 will crash into the basement (which is dangerous in its own way) and harm all occupants in the process. Also, when the Haunting begins, the Traitor has complete control of the elevator and can make it go where they want, because they are "on the same side". Since the Traitor is unquestionably evil...



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* Unintentional example in ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'': The elevator in The Grand Pagoda, due to its construction (rather than going up and down, it goes on a loop; a short bit to the right, down a long distance, then a bit to the left, then up again) is prone to whisking the platform away from under the player's feet, dropping them all the way down the (very long) shaft to an inevitable demise. As the whole place is severely broken, it kind of makes sense.
17th Jul '16 5:27:55 AM eroock
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* Somewhat inverted with the dangerous but somehow nonfatal paternoster, or "cyclic elevator", an elevator invented in the late 1800s in England. The paternoster is named after the first two words of the Lord's Prayer in Latin (Our Father) in reference to rosary beads, which the paternoster's string of cars resembles. The paternoster consists of a string of cars that are attached to a chain that circulates around two elevator shafts, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Paternoster_animated.gif one going up and the other going down]]The elevator cars do not flip over at the top or bottom - they instead stay upright and cycle over to the shaft going the other direction. The paternoster's main claims to infamy are its lack of doors and the fact that it ''never stops''. Yet despite its frightening setup, the paternoster elevator has killed just five people from 1970 to the present day. However, frightened governments have banned the construction of new paternosters and many building managers have phased out existing ones. Today only around 40 paternosters are left, with none in the US.
17th Jul '16 5:24:55 AM eroock
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* In 2003, a man named Hitoshi Nikaidoh was decapitated this way by an elevator with malfunctioning door sensors. He walked inside the elevator and had his shoulders pinned by the elevator doors due to faulty wiring. Despite struggling to pull himself inside, the elevator kept ascending until the ceiling sliced off most of his head. His left ear, lower lip, teeth and jaw were still attached to his body, which fell to the bottom of the elevator shaft, as the elevator continued moving upward. A surgery resident, who was in the elevator at the time, witnessed the gruesome spectacle and [[NightmareFuel spent more than an hour trapped in the elevator with Hitoshi's head]].
17th Jul '16 5:20:27 AM eroock
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* In 2003, a man named Hitoshi Nikaidoh was decapitated this way by an elevator with malfunctioning door sensors. He walked inside the elevator and had his shoulders pinned by the elevator doors due to faulty wiring. Despite struggling to pull himself inside, the elevator kept ascending until the ceiling sliced off most of his head. His left ear, lower lip, teeth and jaw were still attached to his body, which fell to the bottom of the elevator shaft, as the elevator continued moving upward. A surgery resident, who was in the elevator at the time, witnessed the gruesome spectacle and [[NightmareFuel spent more than an hour trapped in the elevator with Hitoshi's head]].
16th May '16 12:03:34 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Complex", the murderous AI controlling the building causes the floor to drop out of the elevator beneath Greenwood's feet, send him plummeting to his death.
16th Mar '16 1:30:38 AM tropeminer
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* ''[[Ride/DisneyThemeParks The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror]]'', in which a possessed elevator in a haunted hotel drops guests thirteen stories into [[Series/TheTwilightZone another dimension]].

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* ''[[Ride/DisneyThemeParks ''[[Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror]]'', in which a possessed elevator in a haunted hotel drops guests thirteen stories into [[Series/TheTwilightZone [[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 another dimension]].
18th Feb '16 8:52:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' had this in the second level.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' had this in the second level.level.
* One of dozens of Game Over screens on ''VideoGame/FearEffect'' had your character crushed while trying to climb an elevator shaft and reduced to a smear of blood on the wall.
6th Nov '15 7:32:23 PM nombretomado
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* The Elevator Monster from ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''.
* In an episode of TheRealGhostBusters, a building becomes so saturated with ectoplasmic energy from the Netherworld that its elevators turn into monstrous faces with gnashing mouths and lolling tongues, and vomiting up a never ending stream of ghosts.

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* The Elevator Monster from ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''.
''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''.
* In an episode of TheRealGhostBusters, ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostBusters'', a building becomes so saturated with ectoplasmic energy from the Netherworld that its elevators turn into monstrous faces with gnashing mouths and lolling tongues, and vomiting up a never ending stream of ghosts.
1st Nov '15 4:37:56 PM nombretomado
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* Fifth boss in ''RadiantSilvergun'' is an elevator which tries to destroy the player with various components. It is also able to replace each destroyed component twice.
* In ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', an evil spirit of Ocean House Hotel tries to [[spoiler:drop a lift on you]].

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* Fifth boss in ''RadiantSilvergun'' ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' is an elevator which tries to destroy the player with various components. It is also able to replace each destroyed component twice.
* In ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', an evil spirit of Ocean House Hotel tries to [[spoiler:drop a lift on you]].
14th Oct '15 5:25:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBobNewhartShow''

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