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The Lift is the main antagonist of the 1983 Dutch horror film The Lift and its 2001 American remake The Shaft.

The Rising Sun electronics company has outfitted an Amsterdam elevator with an experimental microprocessor, giving it sentience and an appetite for murder.

Appearance

The Lift is a typical elevator car with metallic, silvery inner walls and a red light on its ceiling.

Powers and Abilities

The Lift possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Sentience
  • Durability

Fate

The Lift is seemingly killed after it is shot in the "heart" by the Rising Sun CEO, but the end of the film reveals that it is still alive.

Trivia

  • The film's director, Dick Maas, also directed the 2001 American remake.

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