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.
ELEVATOR GAME was produced by Fearworks, in association with AMP, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Head Gear Films and Metrol Technology. The film is produced by Ed Elbert (ANNA AND THE KING) and Stefan Brunner (GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE) for Fearworks and James Norrie (GLORIOUS) for AMP.
Director Rebekah McKendry said, “It was several years ago when I first read about ‘The Elevator Game‘ online, and I was immediately intrigued by the rules, curse, and ‘The 5th Floor Woman’. For me, this well-known internet legend was an exciting and chilling entrance into a modern-day ghost story. But if you want to open the door to the other side, you must follow all the rules. Go to the floors in order, don’t open your eyes, and whatever you do – don’t speak to her. Now let’s start by going to 4.”
ELEVATOR GAME Will Stream on Shudder on September 15th