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    A man in a suit is going to an interview at a building downtown, before he enters the building he passes what he thinks is a wino calling out to him. He scuffs him off, and enters the building. Glass doors. He goes to the elevator and the doors open. He walks in and falls to the lower floor. Before he can get out, the elevator is coming down on him. A compartment door opens beside him and he enters, escaping the elevator from crushing him. He is inside a room and can't get out. Every few hours one of the walls rolls up a few inches and a bottle is rolled into the room. He eventually drinks and discovers it is wine. At one point one of the walls moves towards him and spikes come through, gets very close but doesn't hurt him, then retracts. He freaks out and breaks down crying. After weeks of this, he is a broken man , dirty tattered, and rambling. One of the walls lifts up and releases him. He stumbles onto the street and resembles the other wino he saw before. he notices a man going towards the building he was in and tries to stop him and warn him but he gets scuffed off by the man in the suit. The other guy in the suit enters the building. That's all i remember.

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    Default Re: Anyone remember this one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry View Post
    A man in a suit is going to an interview at a building downtown, before he enters the building he passes what he thinks is a wino calling out to him. He scuffs him off, and enters the building. Glass doors. He goes to the elevator and the doors open. He walks in and falls to the lower floor. Before he can get out, the elevator is coming down on him. A compartment door opens beside him and he enters, escaping the elevator from crushing him. He is inside a room and can't get out. Every few hours one of the walls rolls up a few inches and a bottle is rolled into the room. He eventually drinks and discovers it is wine. At one point one of the walls moves towards him and spikes come through, gets very close but doesn't hurt him, then retracts. He freaks out and breaks down crying. After weeks of this, he is a broken man , dirty tattered, and rambling. One of the walls lifts up and releases him. He stumbles onto the street and resembles the other wino he saw before. he notices a man going towards the building he was in and tries to stop him and warn him but he gets scuffed off by the man in the suit. The other guy in the suit enters the building. That's all i remember.
    No idea but I'd like to see it!

    Sounds like a Twilight Zone episode rather than a movie?

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    Default Re: Anyone remember this one?

    Found this:

    http://scifi.stackexchange.com/quest...-into-a-beggar

    From there - The story you're referring to was one of the 'segments' in the 1978 made-for-TV anthology horror film "Alien Zone" (otherwise known as "House of the Dead").

    A man working in an office just doesn't get along with people...Later, a crazy-looking homeless person approaches the man, who yells "Why don't you get a job!?"
    Cranky Office Man inexplicably enters an empty storefront and gets locked in. Then he inexplicably falls down an open elevator shaft. It seems that Cranky Office Man has fallen into a trap that's sort of a prototype of those found in the Saw movies
    Walls begin to move and he almost gets impaled on some magically-appearing nails- they stop short of killing him, however, and this causes Cranky Office Man's brain to break- we assume anyway. It's never really explained. Whoa, deja vu!
    Some bottles of wine then roll into the room and I guess Cranky Office Man has no choice but to drink them all.
    As Cranky Office Man lies sleeping it off, a wall raises and Cranky Office Man is free to go. However, now he's all dirty and drunk and crazy- and when he approaches a man in a suit, the man says...yes...wait for it... "Why don't you get a job!?"

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    Default Re: Anyone remember this one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    Found this:

    http://scifi.stackexchange.com/quest...-into-a-beggar

    From there - The story you're referring to was one of the 'segments' in the 1978 made-for-TV anthology horror film "Alien Zone" (otherwise known as "House of the Dead").
    A man working in an office just doesn't get along with people...Later, a crazy-looking homeless person approaches the man, who yells "Why don't you get a job!?"
    Cranky Office Man inexplicably enters an empty storefront and gets locked in. Then he inexplicably falls down an open elevator shaft. It seems that Cranky Office Man has fallen into a trap that's sort of a prototype of those found in the Saw movies
    Walls begin to move and he almost gets impaled on some magically-appearing nails- they stop short of killing him, however, and this causes Cranky Office Man's brain to break- we assume anyway. It's never really explained. Whoa, deja vu!
    Some bottles of wine then roll into the room and I guess Cranky Office Man has no choice but to drink them all.
    As Cranky Office Man lies sleeping it off, a wall raises and Cranky Office Man is free to go. However, now he's all dirty and drunk and crazy- and when he approaches a man in a suit, the man says...yes...wait for it... "Why don't you get a job!?"
    WOW thank you so much you made my day!

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