The Gravedancers (2006)

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After a night of drunken exploits, Allison, Harris, and Kira are chased and terrorized by the ghosts of a child pyromaniac, an ax murderer, and a rapist.


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Complete credited cast:
Kira Hayden
Allison Mitchell
Sid Vance
Vincent Cochet
Frances Culpepper
Martha Holland ...
Oakley Stevenson ...
Haunted Woman
Nurse Jenny (as Samantha Twyford MacIvor)
Police Officer #1
Geneva Avarett-Short ...
Nurse Brolin (as Geneva E. Averett-Short)
Bob McHone ...


After the funeral of a old friend who died in a car accident, former school friends Harris, Kira, and Sid break into the local cemetery after dark, and after Sid reads a mysterious incantation he finds on one of the nearby tombstones, they dance on the graves. Soon, the three of them find themselves haunted by three different ghosts whose graves they desecrated. Harris and his wife Allison find themselves haunted by a deranged female pianist/ax murderer. Sid gets haunted by a child pyromaniac. And Kira haunted by a sadistic rapist. All of them turn to a paranormal investigator named Vincent Cochet and his assistant Frances to try to help them break the curse they imposed on themselves before the next full moon when they will be killed by the ghosts' wrath. Written by matt-282

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Rated R for strong horror violence/terror and some language | See all certifications »

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Carta para a Morte  »

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The film was initially planned to be a trilogy. See more »


After being attacked in the hospital, Kira is visited by her two friends. When they go into her room, she is sitting on her hospital bed smoking a cigarette. There's no smoking in any U.S. hospital. See more »


Sid Vance: 'O joyful, 'O delighted, 'O fortunate one. Weep no more, this departed son. Life's for the living, not the dead. Forget tomorrow, live now instead. This night you breathe, while they cannot. So dance ye soul on their resting spot. Read these words, sound thy voice. Revel and sing! Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!
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Best Horror flick in a long time!
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Back to old school horror. Scares were simple and effective. We were lucky enough to catch Gravedancers and were very excited when we left the theatre. The ghosts were genius with the simple effects stimulating. Dominic Purcell seemed to reel things in with his acting whenever the story seemed like it could of gotten ridiculous. He asks the questions you have as the audience to almost eliminate any disbelief. An excellent return to the "old school" zombie figures that have scared in the past. Hopefully scare movies will take from this movie the return to figures instead of little children crawling out of TV's or walking across the room. I hope a big response from viewers is heard and this movie releases nationally. Great flick and good fun.

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