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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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Killers look around and around for a pair of shallow Graves. 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)

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 McIntyre .... key makeup artist (as Ashlyn Melancon)
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:R (certificate #45656)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Davey, Jimmy, and Bobby Calabrese, from the horror rock band Calabrese, all make an appearance in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Abby and Megan are eating in the diner, the red Coca-Cola logos on their cups are painted over with red marker (apparently so as not to give Coke free advertising).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Foxy & Co.: Pilot" (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Where the Squares Don't GoSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Killers look around and around for a pair of shallow Graves., 28 May 2010
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

It's always easy to spot a movie that's thinly-veiled wish-fulfilment on the part of the director and/or writer and The Graves would seem to fall into that category.

Here's the story: two highly attractive sisters (played by Clare Grant and Jillian Murray) enjoy comic books and going to see a goth horror band. One is about to leave for the big city so, before their separation, they take a trip into nowhereville and end up running from their lives from a bunch of people who are all plotting together to get them killed.

With a distinct lack of scares, tension, decent gore (one or two moments score points but they're too few and far between) and talent this movie ranks as one of the lamest modern horror movies I've watched recently. And that takes some doing, considering the dross I sit through.

There are a few faces here that will please horror fans. Amanda Wyss is okay in her small role and Bill Moseley is fun, despite all of his scenes overstaying their welcome by quite a margin, but it has to be said that Tony Todd (playing a twisted preacher) is just all kinds of godawful. Over the top, and not in a good way, he made me feel embarrassed for him every time he was on screen.

The two leading ladies are easy on the eye but nothing more, they certainly don't have much acting talent between them.

Writer-director Brian Pulido can only blame himself for taking a lame idea and making it even worse with every choice he made. The whole thing is just boring and that, to me, is often the worst thing for any movie to be.

See this if you like: Death Tunnel, Snakes On A Train, Manos: The Hands Of Fate.

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