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Graveyard Shift (1990)

R  |   |  Horror  |  26 October 1990 (USA)
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In a very old textile mill, with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

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In a very old textile mill, with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

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Stephen King took you to the edge with The Shining and Pet Sematary. This time......he pushes you over.

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Horror

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's Graveyard Shift  »

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

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$11,582,891 (USA)
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The name of the mill is "Bachman Mills". "Bachman" is a pseudonym used by Stephen King, upon whose short story the movie was based. See more »

Goofs

As Nordello is staggering down the hall of the office after breaking into Warwick's desk, muttering, "This'll teach you to fire ME", her voice is different compared to earlier in the film, and her lips aren't moving at all. See more »

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Warwick: [to the monster] We're going to hell together!
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The end credits have a strange theme song with the cast members saying stuff from the movie. See more »

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References The 'Burbs (1989) See more »

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BAD BOYS
By Charlie Daniels, William Digregorio, Tommy Crain, Freddie
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Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band
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Pretty good horror "Rat" movie.
20 November 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

John Hall (David Andrews) is a drifter looking for a job in a small town, somewhere in Maine. He is hired by Warwick (Stephen Macht) to work the Graveyard Shift at the local textile mill. Some of the employees are starting to disappear during the night shift. When Warwick hires John and a group of other workers to work in the fourth of July for clean-up work. Soon enough, they discover the unknown.

Directed by Ralph S. Singleton made an decent horror movie, based on a short story by Stephen King (Cat's Eye, Creepshow, Stand by Me). The two-thirds of "Graveyard Shift" is pretty good, but the Giant Rat-Bat(!) shows up towards the end, the feature turns silly. Still, there is some good performances by Andrews, Macht and Brad Dourif as the Exterminator. Andrew Diroff, Best Known as The Djinn in "Wishmaster 1 & 2" is wasted in a supporting role. Die-Hard fans of Stephen King might forgive some of the flawed. Despite, an messy third act. It is worth a look. (*** ½/*****).


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