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Graveyard Shift (1987)

R | | Horror | 8 May 1987 (USA)
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A vampire who works as a taxi driver meets and romances a young woman whom he turns into a fellow vamp, which prompts her jealous and estranged husband to try to kill both of them.


Jerry Ciccoritti
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael A. Miranda Michael A. Miranda ... Stephen Tsepes (as Silvio Oliviero)
Helen Papas Helen Papas ... Michelle Hayden
Cliff Stoker Cliff Stoker ... Eric Hayden
Dorin Ferber Dorin Ferber ... Gilda
Dan Rose Dan Rose ... Robert Kopple
John Haslett Cuff John Haslett Cuff ... Det. Winsome
Don James Don James ... Det. Smith
Michael Bockner Michael Bockner ... Coronor
Lesley Kelly Lesley Kelly ... Officer Arbus
Martin Bockner Martin Bockner ... Shlr Digger
Frank Procopio ... Marlo Bava
Kim Cayer Kim Cayer ... Suzy
Sugar Bouche Sugar Bouche ... Fabulous Franne
Jessie Taylor Jessie Taylor ... Swimming Pool Blonde
Ron Bacardi Ron Bacardi ... Guy in Strip Joint


Night brings out the hungerin people, especially a mysterious NY cab driver. He is a powerful vampire. And working the night shift brings a sultry array of sensuous passengers within his grasp. Embracing those ready to die, he controls an erratic but well-balanced vampire realm. Then unexpectedly, he discovers erotic human passion-unleashing a raging, terrorizing evil. When a slew of innocent citizens are senselessly slaughtered, the baffled police must solve a 350 year old mystery of unsated passion. Written by Colonel Sir Harry Flashman VC <col_flashman@earthlink.net>

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An after hours love story. See more »




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How I miss the 80's
27 June 2012 | by m_roberts_07See all my reviews

I have to disagree with the last reviewer. The movie is not as bad as he makes it out to be. Yeah, of course it has it's faults like majority of 80's B Grade movies but I haven't seen Central Park Drifter in years up until now and still find the film to be watchable. If you are looking for the hairs to stand up on the back of your neck and want to watch this for thrills you won't get it here. If you just want a horror film to watch with vampires involved and has an OK storyline then you can be entertained. If you want to take this seriously as I speculate the previous reviewer did, then you won't. I rate this movie half for its efforts based on storyline and the performances of actors was OK. As for killings...the murders were average and showed little blood. You won't find it gory here.

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Release Date:

8 May 1987 (USA) See more »

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Central Park Drifter See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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1.85 : 1
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