I came across this page on accident. It might finally solve my quest for a movie that has been on my mind for roughly 10 years I would guess.

I was extremely young when I watched this, so bear in mind details are patchy.

It was around Christmas time, maybe New Year's, and I had the night perfectly planned; first I would watch the Buzz Lightyear movie, and I had timed it perfectly so after it finished Star Wars: The Phantom Menace would turn on, then a movie that, when I read about it in the TV Guide (I'm from Australia by the way), sounded amazing and I was hooked before I had even seen it.

From memory this is what I know:

  • A group of people, male and female enter a building.

  • A nerd, I think, in the group said it was like a video game he played.

  • Inside the building they start dying, one by one. The nerd, from what I remember, dies because he thinks he can "cheat" by going towards what I think was an elevator and there was possibly an orb he put his head into. Either the doors or the orb cut his head off.

  • In the end, if I am not mistaken, a male and female adult exit the building from a pipe with a little girl or boy into a "new day." At the end of the pipe or tunnel is an extremely bright light.

  • My first impulse is Stay Alive (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay_Alive), but the details don't match, and 2006 is probably way too recent.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jan 5 '16 at 13:02
  • My first guess is 1997's The Cube.
    – Joe L.
    Jan 5 '16 at 13:12
  • Neither ring a bell unfortunately after having a look. Jan 5 '16 at 13:20
  • "Two adults enter... one child leaves." It's obviously Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
    – Omegacron
    Jan 5 '16 at 15:34

This appears to be extremely similar to another, more recent question, which has an accepted answer of the 2013 film "Subterano." See that question's answer for a video excerpt that may jog your memory.


It's a long shot, but your description sounds a bit like The Cube, released in 1997. IIRC it has most of the points you remember, although the "boy" is an autistic adult. This Wiki article has a pretty complete description.

  • Hey Joe, I am about to watch The Cube, more or less anyway at this stage, will skip some bits to see if it is what I remember. Jan 5 '16 at 13:23
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    Watching glances of it and the ending it doesn't seem familiar at all unfortunately. The ending I remember is that the 3 people exit it together, as if they were to become a family as it ended Jan 5 '16 at 13:30

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