Sean S. Cunningham returns to horror with The Elevator Game

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Sean S. Cunningham is beloved the horror-world over for having produced and directed the original FRIDAY THE 13TH. On top of that he has also produced multiple chapters in the franchises history, and directed such flicks as DEEPSTAR SIX and THE NEW KIDS, starring Lori Loughlin (see below).

Cunningham’s last entry in the horror genre was producing the 2009 remake of Wes Craven’s THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (he also produced the original), but I am f*cking excited as hell to report that he will be returning to our genre soon to produce Nicole Jones-Dion’s horror thriller THE ELEVATOR GAME

The new fright flick, the infamous Elisa Lam story, will be produced under Crystal Lake banner, with the company announcing the film will be shot in Los Angeles in September. 


A young woman goes in search of her sister who disappears after participating in a mysterious Internet ritual known as The Elevator Game.

Leila had never heard of the Elevator Game until her younger sister, Mandy, went missing. Security camera footage showed Mandy entering an elevator in a decrepit old hotel downtown… and never coming back out.

When the police investigation into Mandy’s disappearance runs cold, Leila takes matters in her own hands.   The internet has stories of people disappearing after playing something called “The Elevator Game.”  Some think it’s an urban legend, others swear it’s true.
Buried in the darkest corners of the Internet are the rules for one of the world’s most dangerous games.  According to the Game, if you enter an elevator and press the buttons in a certain sequence, you will be transported to another dimension in the spirit plane… the Otherworld.  There you may be granted your deepest secret desire or you may find death and damnation.  

Convinced her sister is trapped in the Otherworld, the only way for Leila to save her lost sister is to play the Elevator Game herself.

But the Game comes with a steep price. Some players have lost their lives… others their souls. If Leila isn’t careful, she might lose both.
The Elevator Game was originated in Korea and Japan and went on to gain worldwide notoriety online when it was blamed for the mysterious death of Elisa Lam – a young woman who was found drowned in a sealed water tank on top of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Nicole Jones-Dion has been mentoring under Sean S Cunningham since 2014, and will direct from her original screenplay. If you are unfamiliar with “The Elevator Game” you can read up on it RIGHT HERE.

We will let you know when we hear more about THE ELEVATOR GAME.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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