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Welcome to Nightmare on the 13th Floor Online, your definitive and comprehensive online resource guide to the world created for the movie, "Nightmare on the 13th Floor," and home of the infamous Wessex Hotel.

Tip: For a more complete experience, play the theme music
   in the background while you read through this page:


"Nightmare on the 13th Floor - Main Theme"
- Jay Gruska

A  USA Network World Premiere Movie

   Premiere: [1990.10.31]
   Medium: vhs
   vhs Release: [1991.10.17]
   # of Cassette Tapes Included: 1
   Format: ntsc, ntsc
   Run Time: 85 minutes
   Rated: Rated PG-13
   International Releases: Click Here for More


G.C. Group, Ltd.
Wilshire Court Productions

Paramount Pictures




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The Wessex Hotel:
   History of the Hotel:
Everything known about the history of the hotel, going back to 1898.
   Meet the Staff:
A list of different professions found within the Wessex, and a guide to the men and women who fill these roles.
   Areas in the Hotel:
A listing of the different floors and areas found within the hotel.
   The Wessex Gift Shop:
Information about the gift shop that is part of the hotel, and everything known about it.
   Blueprints & Renderings:
There was a mock set of plans made up for the hotel that Elaine and Gail Myers were looking at. Once I obtain a copy, a set will be posted. Currently includes maps based off of information obtained throughout the film.

   Walkthrough / Analysis:
A complete and comprehensive pictorial walkthrough to the movie, from start to finish. Throughout the guide you will find callouts that will give you more detailed information pertaining to the topic described in the callout.

General note to call attention to an event not classified under any of the following other callouts.
         Opening Credits Sequence:
A look at how the opening credits sequence of this film helps to set up this film.
         From the Cinema:
References made to other films, within this film.
         Out of the Box:
References made to television series, within this film.
Scenes that were shot and are missing from the final film.
         Alternate Scenes:
Scenes that were shot but differ from ones shown within the final film, and scenes that filmed more than once. These include scenes shot for promotional propaganda as well as scenes appearing in alternate language versions of the film.
Scenes that were scripted but never shot.
         Anachronistically Speaking:
Items not in their own time period.
         Version Differences:
Differences between various editions of the VHS, published in other countries, and different than the US version.
         Cultural Differences:
Changes overseas due to cultural conflict.
         Errors in Continuity:
Mistakes and other items that slightly disrupt the movies' natural course.
Great, important and recurring quotes that somehow affect the plot.
         Novel Approach:
Notes on differences between the novel (if I can find that one exists!) and the film.
         Musical Note:
Notes on Jay Gruska's ominous and thrilling soundtrack - songs, score and incidental music.
         On Closer Inspection:
Background details discovered by watching the film or by reading interviews.
         The Daily Tribune:
All of the headlines and top stories from LA's local newspaper in 1900.
         Foreshadowing the Future:
Small hints toward future events.
         Changing Future History:
Significant events that occur in which the future is automatically compromised, and to which the effects can never be reversed or restored.
         Location, Location, Location:
Hints and tips toward finding filming locations in real-life.
Notes on character locations during the epic chase sequence, as well as during 13th floor encounters.
         Spotlight On...:
A look at the origin and meaning of each character's name and how it directly relates to the psychology of the character or how it reflects the character's personality or occupation.
         End Credits:
The credit sequence in its entirity as well as notes on changes between the original 1990 release, its home movie counterpart and subsequent showings.

   Ft. Lauderdale, Florida:
All of the locations within the movie based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
   Los Angeles, California:
All of the locations within the movie based in Los Angeles, California.
   Seattle, Washington:
All of the locations within the movie based in Seattle, Washington.
   Real-Life Filming Locations:
A guide to finding all of the real-life locations used at one point or another during the filming process.

Everything you could ever possibly want to know about each and every character in the movie, in credits order.
A complete list of all of the crew members that went above and beyond to create one of the greatest movies of all time, in credits order, alphabetical order, and occupational order.
A definitive listing of all projects, past and present, that each and every character has been involved in, in alphabetical order.

   Hotel Body Count:
A complete listing of each of the murders committed within the hotel: when, and how they relate to the overall count.
   The Avery Block Murders:
Everything known about Avery Block and the heinous murders he committed in 1900.

   Alternate Scenes:
A list of scenes that were shot but are missing from the final film, and scenes that filmed more than once. These include scenes shot for promotional propaganda as well as scenes appearing in alternate language versions of the film.
A listing of Props, or Property Items, used in the movie. Includes character nametags and wardrobe listing.
   Behind the Scenes:
A look at the movie from a perspective not found on-screen. What went in to making the movie and creating the special effects that make this movie a classic.
   International Releases:
Information about various releases of the movie overseas. Includes cultural differences and scene changes made to accommodate a culturally-different audience.

   Airings & Showtimes:
A complete listing of each and every time that the movie has appeared on television, and when it will air again.
A list of different ways to acquire the film. Links to popular online sources where the movie may be purchased, rented or watched.

Soundtrack for the movie and audio clips.
Photos of memorable moments throughout the film.
Desktop Wallpaper for your PC! Comes in a variety of sizes.
Video clips from within the movie.
Scripts and Transcripts in a variety of formats.

   Message Board:
Have a question or comment about the movie? Post a message on our message board.
Chat with other Nightmare on the 13th Floor fans in our NOTTFO Chatroom.
Sign our Guestbook and let the staff of the Wessex know you were here. Don't worry. They won't send you to the 13th floor...
Themed-merchandise available for purchase.
Items created by fans using the movie as a basis.

Site blog to elaborate on things relating to the movie.

          #001 - Superstitions and the 13th Floor:
An indepth analysis of society's fear of the number 13 and how it affects hotels, elevators and skyscapers everywhere.
          #002 - No matter what you call it, it's still 13:
A look at buildings with more than 12 floors and the misconception with the 14th floor.
          #003 - 13th Floor Conspiracies:
A look at how buildings with 13 floors - or, more specifically, their lack of one - have inspired some to believe the missing floors really do exist, hidden to the public, and housing some of the most scientific, other-worldly, dangerous, or questionable practices known to man.
          #004 - A Personal Look Back at the Last 23 Years:
A look at how my life has changed because of seeing this movie.
          #005 - The Future of NOTTFO:
A brief history of this site, and what I want to accomplish in the future.
Real-life articles appearing in magazines, newspapers or official internet portals. Includes obituaries for all cast and crew members lost.
Questions and Answers with cast and crew members.
Press releases, promotional propaganda, commercials, trailers and bumpers.
Reactions to the film from both official and non-official sources.

Site Help:
   About NOTTFO:
Includes a history of this site's creation and explains why I created this site in the first place.
   Site FAQ:
Frequently asked questions about "Nightmare on the 13th Floor" as well as this site and answers for all.
Enforces the fact that this is an unofficial, non-profit site that claims no affiliation with any of the film's makers.
   Privacy Policy:
How NOTTFO uses cookie data collected about its users.
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You must agree to these before using this site.