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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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Stephen King's Graveyard Shift  »

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 they first go into the sub-basement Warwick puts grease on his face and its there throughout the movie. Later on in the cave full of bones, all the shots of his face show no grease whatsoever. 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 JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

BAD BOYS
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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Rats! Rats! Rats!
16 May 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Bland David Andrews is a quiet hunk drifter who starts the late shift at a grimy Maine textile mill, headed over by a sadistic sleazeball boss (Stephen Macht). The basement work crew start falling prey to a giant rat monster that lurks underground. Real rats are all over the place too, to clean up the bodies.

The gore FX are mostly top-notch, the sets are good and there's plenty of violence and action, but this pointless movie is one big, unpleasant cliché thanks to poor direction and scripting (by John Esposito, based on the Stephen King story). Everyone yells and screams a lot, but Kelly Wolf (as a tough female worker who can hold her own) and Brad Dourif (as 'Nam vet pest exterminator Tucker Cleveland) are the only two who bring any spark to their roles.


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