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Graveyard Shift
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Writers:
Stephen King (short story)
John Esposito (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 October 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Stephen King took you to the edge with The Shining and Pet Sematary. This time......he pushes you over.
Plot:
In a very old textile mill, with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement. | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Silly, but enjoyable little flick See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Andrews ... John Hall

Kelly Wolf ... Jane Wisconsky

Stephen Macht ... Warwick

Andrew Divoff ... Danson

Vic Polizos ... Brogan

Brad Dourif ... Tucker Cleveland / The Exterminator

Robert Alan Beuth ... Ippeston
Ilona Margolis ... Nordello
Jimmy Woodard ... Carmichael

Jonathan Emerson ... Jason Reed
Minor Rootes ... Stevenson

Kelly L. Goodman ... Warwick's Secretary
Susan Lowden ... Daisy May
Joe Perham ... Mill Inspector

Dana Packard ... Millworker
Skip Wheeler ... Millworker
Richard France ... Millworker
Anne Rooney ... Millworker

Raissa Danilova ... Millworker
Emmet Kane ... Exterminator's Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tina Konstantoulakis ... Millworker (uncredited)
Harold Michelson ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ralph S. Singleton 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (short story)

John Esposito (screenplay)

Produced by
William J. Dunn .... producer
Anthony Labonte .... associate producer
Joan Singleton .... associate producer (as Joan V. Singleton)
Ralph S. Singleton .... producer
Bonnie Sugar .... executive producer
Larry Sugar .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Banks 
Anthony Marinelli 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Stein 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Gross 
Randy Jon Morgan 
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Mary Margiotta 
Richard Pagano 
 
Production Design by
Gary Wissner 
 
Art Direction by
Mayne Berke 
Jack Jennings 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Lemire 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Blynder .... key makeup artist
June Brickman .... key makeup artist
Candy L. Walken .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Diane Foti .... unit production manager
William Hassell .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Chesney .... second unit director
Mark Cotone .... second assistant director
John G. Scotti .... first assistant director: second unit
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert Bonino .... construction coordinator
Dan Dorfer .... painter
Melissa Feinberg .... assistant property master
Wickham Irwin .... painter
Brenton L. Lane .... property master: second unit
Lyndell Wolff .... scenic artist
Brian Kontz .... plasterer (uncredited)
Harold Michelson .... visual consultant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernie Blynder .... sound mixer
Jon Johnson .... supervising sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Eric Beldowski .... special effects coordinator: FX Smith, Inc.
Peter Chesney .... special effects supervisor: Image Engineering, Inc.
Tom Czarnopys .... creature sculptor
Robin L. D'Arcy .... image general manager: Image Engineering, Inc.
James Gawley .... creature mechanicals: FX Smith, Inc.
Emmet Kane .... effects lead person: Image Engineering, Inc.
Ralph Kerr .... effects lead person: Image Engineering, Inc.
Jim Kundig .... special effects
Raymond Mackintosh .... creature sculptor: FX Smith, Inc.
Don McLeod .... creature sculptor: FX Smith, Inc.
Dean W. Miller .... special effects coordinator: Image Engineering, Inc.
Evan Penny .... creature sculptor: FX Smith, Inc.
Gordon J. Smith .... creature effects supervisor: FX Smith, Inc.
Sandra Stewart .... special effects technician
Bill Sturgeon .... creature mechanicals: FX Smith, Inc.
Tom Szarnody .... creature sculptor: FX Smith, Inc.
 
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Bill Taylor .... visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Albert Whitlock .... visual effects consultant
 
Stunts
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Baum .... camera operator (as Gary Howard Baum)
Beth Cotter .... assistant camera
James A. Earley .... grip
Kevin Fahey .... grip
Michael James Fahey .... best boy grip
Johnny Karls .... assistant camera (1990)
Anthony T. Marra II .... key grip
Michael A. McFadden .... grip
Daniel Pershing .... dolly grip
Thom Willey .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail A. Fitzgibbons .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Karen Dale Greene .... assistant editor
Norman R. Walker .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Anthony Marinelli .... musician
Anthony Marinelli .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
William O'Brien .... transportation coordinator
Jim Petti .... transportation co-captain
Marty Radcliff .... driver
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... transportation coordinator
Brian Steagall .... driver
 
Other crew
David Allsberry .... animal trainer
Earl Boyd .... first aid
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Caleb Clark .... production assistant
Letty Gray .... production office
Carlene Hirsch .... second unit coordinator
Carol Keith .... production coordinator
Steven M. Rood .... assistant production coordinator
Jennifer M. Savoie .... key set production assistant
Richard Scott .... unit publicist
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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:
Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where they find the trap-door and climb down, right before the one lady falls, a man in a floral shirt is clearly visible on the right hand side of the screen sitting there in the dark.See more »
Quotes:
Warwick:[to the monster] We're going to hell together!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Benny's Video (1992)See more »
Soundtrack:
SURFIN' SAFARISee more »

FAQ

Is 'Graveyard Shift' based on a book?
Is the creature a bat or a rat?
What is 'The Graveyard Shift' about?
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24 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Silly, but enjoyable little flick, 19 September 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Films like this one were released by the bucket load in the 1980's, but as 1990 approached; they became less and less common. Still, there are a lot of silly horror flicks that were released in the 90's debut year, and, surprisingly, this one isn't all that bad. It lacks all the elements that make great films great films, of course; things such as brains, coherency and any whisper of characters has been neglected in favour of monster special effects and a few nice death scenes; but seriously, that's all you want from a film like this, so to say that Graveyard Shift does it's job isn't wrong. The film is based on a short story by Stephen King. Nearly everything that King has ever touched has been turned into a film, with a lot of mixed results. I would put this one in the middling category, which isn't a bad place to be in considering all the failed adaptations. The plot is typically thin (it is a SHORT story!) and it follows a man who gets a job in a cotton mill. The place is infested with rats, and after being charged with cleaning the place up, our hero finds a trapdoor and soon he and his team are up against the reason rats have made their home in the mill...

One thing that really stands out about this film is the atmosphere. Director Ralph S. Singleton delights in presenting a fetid and disturbing aura around the central location, and this helps the story massively and gives the film an almost 'odyssey' approach when the characters finally make their way underground. I don't find rats scary, personally, but many people do and this film could easily be a reason why! The way that the rats surround the characters is brooding and frightening and provides the film with one of it's key elements. Acting definitely isn't a key element of Graveyard Shift, but the appearance of popular cult actor Brad Dourif will please many of this films' audience. I'm not a massive of fan of Dourif personally, but I respect his ability to shine in campy productions. The story doesn't offer anything in the way of a point, and it's incoherency will annoy many - but if you go into this film with the right sort of expectations, and don't think you're about to see a horror classic, Graveyard Shift really shouldn't disappoint.

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