The 13th Floor (1988)

Australia, 1988
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An Australian horror film directed by Chris Roache.

Plot Summary

A young girl sees her father electrocuting a young boy and grows up to be haunted by the boy’s ghost.


Director: Chris Roache
David Hannay Productions, Medusa Communications, Premiere Film Marketing Ltd
Executive Producer: Tom Broadbridge
Producers: Charles Hannah, David Hannay
Line Producer: Lynn Barker
Script: Chris Roache
Story: Louis Chavance, Henri-Georges Clouzot
Director of Photography: Stephen Prime
Editor: Peter McBain
Music: Mick Coleman, Joseph El Khouri
Sound Recordist: David Glasser
Production Designer: Darrell Lass

Kylie Clare (Heather Thompson aged 8)
Tony Blackett (Robert Thompson)
Allen Leong (Brian Chung)
Matthew Nicholls (Tom Poulsen’s son)
Nicholas Forster (Tom Poulsen)
Vic Rooney (Brenner)
Georgie Parker (maid)
Lisa Hensley (Heather Thompson aged 20)
Miranda Otto (Rebecca)
Jeff Truman (Bert)
Paul Hunt (Nick)
Tim McKenzie (John Burke)
Adam Cook (Alistair)
Cathren Michalak (tea lady)
Michael Caton (Dr Fletcher)
Andrew Ferguson (young boy)

Alternative Titles

13º Andar – Brazilian title
13º – O Andar do Pavor – Brazilian title
Electrocutor 1 – West German title


Encore vol.5 no.21 (19 November 1987) p.34 – review
epd Film vol.16 no.12 (1 December 1999) pp.44-45 – review (by Jan Distelmeyer)
Fangoria no.245 (August 2005) p.32 – illustrated article (Skeletons in the Closet by Steven Puchalski)
Screen International no.675 (22 October 1988) p.149 – poster
Variety 13 December 1989 p.33 – review

Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995 by Scott Murray p.152 – credits, synopsis
Australian Horror Films 1973-2010 by Peter Shelley pp.133-136 – credits, synopsis, review
The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.579
Hoffman’s Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.11 – credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.506 – credits