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Director:
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:
good and underrated chiller. 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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Continuity: 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:
Warwick:[to the monster] We're going to hell together!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jeepers Creepers II (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
BLUE HOURSee more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
Is the creature a bat or a rat?
What is 'The Graveyard Shift' about?
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26 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
good and underrated chiller., 31 August 2003
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

You don't hear or read much about this movie based on a short story written by Stephen King and I think that's a shame. It sure ain't no big masterpiece but it got several things going for it. Though, there is ONE aspect that makes this film very memorable ! The very creepy atmosphere. Graveyard Shift takes place is a textile factory during a very hot summer. Temperatures are so high, the men have to work at night...during the Graveyard Shift !

You can actually feel the heat these men are working in. You can feel the sweat running down their back and you can feel the dirt on their bodies, caused by the hard work. That's a very good mood being set. When it comes to the level of "scary" I would dare to say that some scenes equal to that of "Arachnophobia"... Because the hideous little creatures here are rats, and these animals scare and disgust people as much as spiders do. Graveyard Shift contains some great acting performances as well. Andrew Divoff is a decent actor and the guy who plays Warwick is fantastic ! He has the face of a natural born bastard so the role he plays fits him very well. I don't know his name but he reminds me of Fred Ward. I'll keep my eyes open for possible other movies he starred in. And then there's ...Brad Dourif!! This guy always delivers !!! Whether he plays in big budget productions like LOTR: The Two Towers or in small obscure horror films, he's always brilliant. Especially here, as the "Exterminator". His little Vietnam anecdote is the best scene in the whole film. He's still too underrated, if you ask me. So these are all good elements, no ? Then, why is Graveyard Shift not up there with the big titles in the genre? Well, the low budget obviously killed this movie. Most scenes are very dark and hard to follow. The big monster is supposed to be very impressive, but you're never able to see it properly. Half of the time, you're wondering "what? ...what happened ??" Real shame and waste. I'm convinced that with a few clear and decent special effects and make-up, this movie could have been one of the best horror films of the 90's.

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