I'm looking for a movie or TV anthology series.

I believe the movie may have come out in the late 1980s to 1999. I watched it with Turkish dubbing and in colour. Possibly American movie.

  • An elevator in a building starts with a few passengers.
  • The elevator stopped working.
  • Old man (elevator operator) started telling scary stories.
  • He is telling three different stories. (In his stories, we are watching the film. I don't remember the stories.)

At the end of the movie

  • Elevator starts to work again and the passengers are going.
  • We see the elevator operator trapped in the mirror and he cries for help.
  • Maybe a witch cursed the old man.

The old man was played by a black actor. A little chubby with white hair.

I thought it might be "The Twilight Zone", but it was not. I watched as a kid, I don't remember much.

  • you might wanna narrow down this year range 1986 to 1999
    – A J
    Jun 23, 2016 at 10:11
  • I narrowed it down 1980 to 1996.
    – pori
    Jun 23, 2016 at 12:13
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    By the things you are saying it must be a horror, is that right?
    – Advicer
    Jun 24, 2016 at 13:13
  • Yes that right. Like "The Twilight Zone".
    – pori
    Jun 24, 2016 at 15:16
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    That question title would make a curious newspaper title Oct 7, 2016 at 13:04

1 Answer 1


Could this be the German TV movie "Geisterstunde - Fahrstuhl ins Jenseits" from 1997?

Rolf Hoppe was the elevator operator, he is white haired, but he is not black. (He is wearing a black tuxedo, that might have mislead your memory?)

Here is the plot summary from an IMDb-user:

A night watchman tells three extraordinary stories to a journalist and a producer, trapped with him in a lift. Embedded in a single story, three tales develop some interesting themes, notably that of a double persecutor. Some good actors for some harrowing moments.

(highlights by me)

Here are some pictures from that movie, they might ring a bell.

I only remember the old man, but what I've read on some German pages, the 3 stories are about:

  1. A 17 year old girl meets another girl while sleepwalking. Later it turns out that this other girl lived in the same house, but was killed 33 years ago.

  2. A female painter moves into a new flat and hears a man tyrannising his family.

  3. An unsuccessful comic-strip artist, who creates a successful twin using a magical mirror.

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    Yes that's the movie! Some of my details were wrong (The actor is not black). But i definitely remember a sleepwalking girl and her father. prisma.de/filme/Geisterstunde-Fahrstuhl-ins-Jenseits,360383 Thank you so much. You are the best! <3
    – pori
    Mar 22, 2017 at 20:37
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    @pori Glad I could help :)
    – Arsak
    Mar 22, 2017 at 20:46
  • @madmada Thank you very much for setting up a bounty again!
    – Arsak
    Apr 10, 2017 at 10:45
  • Congratulations, this is the winner of the monthly answer challenge.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Apr 23, 2017 at 22:37
  • @NapoleonWilson Awesome! Thank you!
    – Arsak
    Apr 23, 2017 at 22:52

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