Based on the online phenomenon of the same name, Elevator Game follows socially awkward teenager Ryan, who ingratiates himself into a group of recent high school graduates that run an online web series debunking urban legends. But Ryan has a secret: His sister disappeared months earlier, and he believes they – and a dangerous online challenge called ‘The Elevator Game’ – were responsible. To play the game, you must ride the elevator in a specific sequence, invoking a supernatural creature called ‘The 5th Floor Woman’. In an attempt to gain more information as to the whereabouts of his sister, Ryan persuades the group to play the game once more, and risk unleashing the most fearsome consequences imaginable.
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Filmed in Winnipeg Canada.
Directed by Rebekah McKendry (All the Creatures Were Stirring, Glorious).
Michael Goi (Mary) was originally attached to direct.
This is a horror movie that’s based on an online phenomenon that originated in Japan and South Korea. It has been described as a ritual that will take the person to “another world.” Though the ritual is considered an urban legend, it has reportedly been blamed for “mysterious disappearances and deaths, including that of student Elisa Lam at LA’s Cecil Hotel in 2013. Articles about it frequently caution potential players.” You can read more about the game itself here.
Previously had an August 11, 2023 release on Shudder before getting removed from the August schedule entirely. (8/7/23)
Elevator Game premiered on Shudder on September 15, 2023.
Director: Rebekah McKendry
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