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Graveyard Shift (1990)

 -  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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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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Nordello: This'll teach you to FIRE ME!
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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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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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Another Dourif must-see!
3 July 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Right then, I've read every review up until this one and I have to say..its the same old story - you're mostly all fruitcakes. GRAVEYARD SHIFT is one ripper of an admittedly "oddball" movie. A few people evidently share this view which is encouraging at least.

The film is a terrific character study and never have I come across a more depressingly grotty and apt setting for a bleak horror film. You need little imagination to smell the filth and dirt. David Andrews makes a superb anti-hero, as the college-boy/drifter who takes it right up to Mill owner Warwick...as dislikable a screen presence as any and so well played by Stephen Macht. Loved the caddie-bashing sequence. Brad Dourif as the Exterminator was simply out of his tree here - overacting????? hardly! this is Brad Dourif we're talking about!

So, four-fifths of you heaped scorn on the rat/bat? (it was a BAT actually) What the HELL does it matter WHAT it was - a feral chicken even? I've seen way worse monsters than this in my time around horror flicks. The production values on this film were high, this was NOT a rabid el-cheapo along the lines of HOWLING II !

In case you're interested. I would rate this as one of the better horror flicks of the last millennium. If I'm losing my objectivity then it must be a case of collective hypnosis because everyone in this family (and you're talking seriously varied tastes here) likes this flick! I would rate it a 6.75 !


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