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Tagline:
In Skull City, Death is the least of your problems See more »
Plot:
Two inseparable sister's visit to a remote mine town turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Horrorfest, why have you forsaken us?!? See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Clare Grant ... Megan Graves

Jillian Murray ... Abby Graves

Bill Moseley ... Caleb 'Cookie' Atwood

Tony Todd ... Reverend Abraham Stockton

Amanda Wyss ... Darlene Atwood

Randy Blythe ... Deacon Luke (as D. Randall Blythe)

Shane Stevens ... Jonah Lee Atwood

Barbara Glover ... Mama

Patti Tindall ... Becka Crane

Brian Ronalds ... Pete Tyler

Dean Matthew Ronalds ... Eric Tyler (as Dean Ronalds)

Cathy Rankin ... Valerie Mills
Greg Seki ... Gordy Evans

Bill Lippincott ... Scottsdale Dad
Rosalie Michaels ... Scottsdale Mom

Christopher Vejnoska ... Kirk (as Chris Vejnoska)
Brian Pulido ... M. Mischief

Francisca Pulido ... FP
Jess Acridge ... Samuel

Kevin Berman ... Tobias
Michael A. Stackpole ... Joseph
Jimmy Calabrese ... Himself
Bobby Calabrese ... Himself
Davey Calabrese ... Himself
Benjamin Glendenning ... Comic Shop clerk

Luke Fisher ... Comic Shop Patron
Chad Cooper ... Piercer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erin Johnson ... Screamers Patron
Hannah Johnson ... Screamers Patron
Mike Nelson ... Unity Townsperson
George O'Barts ... Concert goer

Shane Stevens ... Savior (voice)
Brooke Wheeler ... Comic Store Patron
Michelle Winters ... Unity Townsperson
Lauryn Berger ... Town Legion (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brian Pulido 
 
Writing credits
Brian Pulido (written by)

Produced by
Christine Acridge .... executive producer
Cindy Acridge .... executive producer
Jess Acridge .... executive producer
Kevin Berman .... executive producer
Joe Calderon .... executive producer
Roe Caporael .... executive producer
Kevin Hicks .... executive producer
Tanya Hicks .... executive producer
Brett Kalina .... executive producer
Chris LaMont .... producer
Brian Pulido .... producer
Francisca Pulido .... producer
Brian Ronalds .... producer
Dean Matthew Ronalds .... producer (as Dean Ronalds)
Chris Rothert .... executive producer
Greg Seki .... co-producer (as Gregory Seki)
F. Miguel Valenti .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Casella 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Goldfine 
 
Film Editing by
Dean Matthew Ronalds  (as Dean Ronalds)
 
Casting by
Nina Axelrod 
 
Production Design by
Francisca Pulido 
 
Art Direction by
George O'Barts 
 
Costume Design by
Brooke Wheeler 
 
Makeup Department
David Anaya .... makeup artist
Ashlyn Melancon .... key makeup artist
Emily Rowan .... makeup artist
Dana Vargas .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Mark Dufour .... unit production manager
Francisca Pulido .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeremy Phoenix .... first assistant director
Brian Sofsky .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Lara .... art production assistant
Tony Parker .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Kenneth Cross .... boom operator
Stephen Harrison .... supervising sound editor
Rick MacDonald .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Michael Peterson .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Fanton .... visual effects
Darren Fanton .... visual effects
Cameron VanHook .... visual effects
Kevin VanHook .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Bowman .... best boy electric
Jon Carson .... second assistant camera
Janaki Cedanna .... first assistant camera
Janaki Cedanna .... red camera technician
Corey Erwin .... electrician
Fred Gibson .... gaffer
Mark Harrison .... grip
Mike Healy .... grip
Andrew Hendrix .... second second assistant camera
Andrew Hendrix .... video operator
Jennifer McCuen .... still photographer
Diana Price .... still photographer
Gary W. Shaw .... key grip
Torrey Speer .... camera production assistant
N. Scott Trimble .... camera operator
Jen Winterbotham .... camera production assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer McCuen .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Milton Adamou .... digital intermediate colorist
Spenser Crayola .... colorist
Ernest Fairchild .... post-production coordinator
Katie Fellion .... digital intermediate supervisor
Nick Gallegos .... assistant editor
Nick Gallegos .... on-line editor
Oscar Velasquez .... post-production assistant
 
Other crew
Howard Allen .... script consultant
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Casey Fingerhut .... production assistant
Luke Fisher .... production assistant
Joe Gruberman .... script supervisor
Carmen Howie .... publicist
Heather O'Neil .... production coordinator
Tony Parker .... storyboard illustrator
Joe Russo .... assistant to director
Joe Russo .... key production assistant
Torrey Speer .... production assistant
Mike Tank .... location manager
Jen Winterbotham .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Paul J. Alessi .... special thanks (as Paul Alessi)
Sean Dubravac .... special thanks
Matt Ilczuk .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence
Runtime:
88 min
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Certification:
USA:R (certificate #45656)
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Trivia:
Davey, Jimmy, and Bobby Calabrese, from the horror rock band Calabrese, all make an appearance in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The car the sisters are driving is shown passing an electrical box on the side of the road twice while driving into the town.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Foxy & Co.: Pilot" (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Where the Squares Don't GoSee more »

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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Horrorfest, why have you forsaken us?!?, 29 April 2010
Author: The gore hound from United States

……Wow……and to think that all of the movies in the After Dark Horror-fest would be somewhat, oh I don't know…enjoyable? Because of what I had to deal with this first film, The Graves,……well, it wasn't pretty.

The Graves, a miserable little turd fest of a film, is about two girls, Meghan and Abby, going on a last trip together before Meghan leaves for New York. They go to comic book stores (which, I'm sorry, these girls look like they've never set foot in a comic shop in their lives) and talk about how Lady Death is the most awesome comic book ever…….really? (And don't worry, this is only one of the many faults of this movie.) They then stop in a diner (which is so far out of the way that the first girl to die in the original Nightmare on Elm Street is stuck waiting there), and they're lead to Skull Mine, which is said to be a ghost town after some brutal murders took place there. And then, guess what? Everything goes to hell……what a shock….

My first point is Brian Pulido. I should just stop there, but I'll guess I'll keep going. If you don't know who he is, he is one of the WORST comic book writers from the 1990s and the 2000s. He's responsible for writing such terrible comic books such as Lady Death (which I referred to before) and Evil Ernie. So when I heard he wrote, directed, and produced this piece of utter crap, I already knew it was going to be terrible. He doesn't have a clue what he's doing and he should stop thinking he can do anything creative.

And some of the acting in here is atrocious. You have your two female protagonists who can't act their way out of a wet paper bag. I mean, they have scenes where they are just SO melodramatic in scenes where they're in total danger! Also, you have Tony Todd……..really? Tony, why did you chose this? Did your wife need a new car? Did your daughter need more money to get into the collage she wanted? I mean, you were the candy man! Your cartoon-styled acting in this is so bad, that I almost broke down and cried.

Now, if there is anything redeemable about this film, it's that Bill Mosely (yep, Devils Rejects Bill Mosely) plays a guy called the "Pig Man", who is just a guy who puts on a fake pig nose and likes to kill people. I have to say that whenever he was on screen, a shimmer of light helped me get through this film.

But, all in all, there is almost (almost!) nothing to like about this film. It's not scary, it's not funny, it's not dramatic, It's not anything! And if it weren't for Bill Mosely, I would give this film a flat out zero.

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