On Christmas Eve night, two random guys, one of them your stereotypical evil Christmas-hating workaholic, get stuck in a weird construction elevator that constantly goes up and down infinitely and keeps trying to show them all kinds of strange things like notes falling from the ceiling and creepy hands reaching through the elevator doors. This seemingly endless ride has no purpose or function except to waste your time with another bizarre Christmas movie.
Production Quality (-1 points)
Faith House Pictures has had bad production in the past, but Elevator to Salvation is hands-down their worst to date. There is nothing good about it, and it is actually quite offensive. Video quality is bad, and camera work is terrible. Audio is abysmal, and the soundtrack is weird. There are no sets, locations, or props to speak of except for a poorly constructed elevator. The special effects are medieval and annoying. Finally, the editing is highly disorienting. Essentially, this production joins the special ranks of those that earned negative points for being especially offensive, which makes us wonder why and how Faith House continually makes films.
Plot and Storyline Quality (-1 points)
But that’s not all that is annoying about this weird film. The premise is not only trumped up and ridiculous, but it is also downright bizarre and creepy. What’s the point of trying to force half-hearted horror elements into this? There is really no sense of understanding what is even going on in this so-called story. The dialogue is very wacky and absurd, thus creating off-the-wall characters, even though there are basically only two of them. The psychological elements are poorly delivered, and the ending makes zero sense, just like the rest of the ‘plot.’ There is no question that this is the strangest and most off-putting Christmas movie ever, except for things involving Kirk Cameron and British Bible characters.
Acting Quality (-1 points)
Much like the other parts of this train wreck called a movie, the acting is very forceful and annoying. Watching these people try to act is like undergoing a painful surgical procedure. Every line is like fingernails stretching a chalkboard due to forcefulness, mumbling, and general awkwardness. In the end, this rounds out a very eye-rolling and face-palming experience that should never, ever be repeated.
Faith House has had some real doozies in the past, but Elevator to Salvation really takes the cake. It goes beyond the typical bad movie conventions and crosses into the territory of unreasonably terrible and offensive. So if you’re looking for a good holiday film, steer clear from this one.
Final Rating: -3 out of 10 points