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Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | | Horror | 26 October 1990 (USA)
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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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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Trivia

Tom Savini was attached to direct the film in the late 1980's but pulled out due to lack of studio interest. See more »

Goofs

When John meets the Exterminator his t-shirt is covered with sweat stains from the intense heat. When John sits down, his shirt is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

[Tucker reports on the huge rat holes he's seen]
Tucker Cleveland: I don't mind telling you, this place is infested.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits have a strange theme song with the cast members saying stuff from the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Soapdish (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

JOANNA
By Charlie Daniels, William Digregorio, Tommy Crain, Freddie
Edwards & Charlie Hayward
Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band
Charlie Daniels performs courtesy of CBS Records
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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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