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Promtional Propaganda include any and all items used in an effort to promote the film. These include fliers, pamplets, posters, t-shirts, promotional photographs, and any other items that were officially created to promote the film, both before and after its release.

NOTE: This list only contains items created officially, by Wilshire Court Production, The USA Network, Paramount Home Video, CIC Video, and any and all of their subsidary companies. FAN-based items can be found on the Support >>> Fanstuff page.






Printed Advertisement #1
In this rare printed advertisement the USA network creates an impressive spread in which they advertise the film

The first thing we notice, aside from the "USA WORLD PREMIERE MOVIE" hatnote, is that the tagline, heard in commercials and later, the official trailer as being "When the elevator stops, the nightmare begins!", has been changed to "Where the elevator stops, the horror begins.".

We next notice that the font used in the film's title is completely different than the final version, thus making this the third iteration of the title font. The elevator door, this time a double door adorned with ornate gothic overtones, slowly opens, spilling light down onto the film title. An antique half-round elevator dial points to a darkened #13, while tiny gargoyle wall mounts resembling the face featured on the frieze outside, reside on either side of the elevator doors, resting just slightly below the plinth blocks. These were more than likely used to hold candles, which help to complement anachronistic overtones found in the striped wallpaper, plain paneled wall bottoms, and wood tiled mosaic floor pattern.

"Starring Michele Greene, John Karlen, Louise Fletcher and James Brolin as Dr. Alan Lanier" appear beneath the film's title, while "Wednesday, October 31 9PM/8PM Central" appears in the ad's lower left and the USA network's logo and the tagline "America's favorite cable network" appears in its lower right.


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Facebook user Caleb Lane




Promtional Propaganda include any and all items used in an effort to promote the film. These include fliers, pamplets, posters, t-shirts, promotional photographs, and any other items that were officially created to promote the film, both before and after its release.

NOTE: This list only contains items created officially, by Wilshire Court Production, The USA Network, Paramount Home Video, CIC Video, and any and all of their subsidary companies. FAN-based items can be found on the Support >>> Fanstuff page.





 
Terri Treas (Judith Teller)
While the magnificent Terri Treas graced our presence as the lovely Judith Teller, concierge-extraordinaire, she was never given a proper Press Release like so many other of the cast members. In fact, she hardly received any recognition at all.

Maybe this is the reason that, about this movie, Terri Treas "has no comment".

She should have received a lot more recognition for the eloquence she gave to the Wessex. Graceful and refined, our sweet and sadistic concierge only received one solitary hint of recognition, and that comes in the form of the picture at left. The picture is shown only on the spine of the Korean version of the film, and nowhere else. The Korean version is also the only version to feature a picture on its spine that is of a picture different than that used on its front cover boxart.

No matter, Terri Treas got some recognition. Even if it is only in the form of an extremely rare and obscure picture, on the side of a version of the film that is even more rare and obscure. But we'll never forget her.


 
John Karlen (Detective Sargeant Bernard Madden)
The picture at right is a promotional photo of the Sargeant, taken for press release purposes. The room is very well illuminated, much more so than how it appears in the film. The left hand side of the fireplace is seen to the Sargeant's right. The scimitar to the Sargeant's left, to the right of the bookcase, can be seen with much more detail, as can the spines of the books residing in the bookcase. The Sargeant is going for a "sexy" look, posing with his handgun, deeply intent on spinning the chair around and shooting the killer. The Sargeant in the film, however, looks a little more reserved, undoubtably nervous, and anxiously hoping for the best. He is also looking straight, and not to his left.


 
The picture at right is another promotional photo of the Sargeant, taken for press release purposes. The room is very well illuminated, much more so than how it appears in the film. This photo was taken in the same vacinity as the promotional photo alluded to above. We can now better see a small crocodile statue in front of the bookcase. Its mouth is open, and its sharp, vicious teeth are showing. This is yet another decorum item used to help add to the overall demonicness of the Wessex Hotel's Altar Room. The Sargeant, looking more to his right than he does during the film, looks as if he is giving his best scared but still ready to kill the killer look. This picture was also used on the back cover boxart on the film's German release.




Louise Fletcher (Letti Gordon)
The picture at left is a promotional photo of Louise Fletcher, taken for press release purposes. This picture would go on to be the focal point of a Letti Gordon Press Release sent to newspapers and magazines nationwide.

Careful observation of the photograph reveals the contents of Letti Gordon's nametag, which is otherwise illegible during the film itself. Letti's nametag reads as follows:

WESSEX HOTEL
LETTI GORDON
SPECIAL SERVICES

The press release, shown in the image at right, and which used the colorized image at left, reads as follows:

Louise Fletcher is a hotel employee who is also a member of a Satanic cult operating at the Wessex Hotel in USA Network's World Premiere Movie suspense tale, "Nightmare on the 13th Floor." The Halloween night thriller will be broadcast on Wednesday, October 31, (9-11 pm, ET & PT) and rebroadcast on Sunday, November 4 (8-10 pm, ET & PT) and Saturday, November 10 (2-4 pm, ET & PT)

Photo: Cathy Blaivas


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Michele Greene (Elaine Kalisher) & James Brolin (Dr. Alan Lanier)
The picture at left is a promotional photo of Michele Greene sitting with James Brolin, taken for press release purposes. While the photo of Louise Fletcher would go on to be the focal point of a Letti Gordon Press Release sent to newspapers and magazines nationwide, NOTTFO hasn't yet found a press release using the picture of Michele Greene and James Brolin.

It can be assumed, however, that since the image above was used to create a press release, the image at left was also used to achieve the same purpose. As soon as NOTTFO acquires a copy of the press release created using this promotional photograph of Michele Greene and James Brolin, it will be added to this page, as well as on the sites' Press Release page.


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