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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.

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Jerry Ciccoritti
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Horror

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Central Park Drifter See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Graveyard Shift II (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Alone in Love
Music by Nicholas Pike
Lyrics by Steve Augeri
Performed by Steve Augeri
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An enjoyably rare 80s vampire flick.
27 March 2019 | by b_kiteSee all my reviews

What a very unique little obscure oddity this thing is. What really helps Graveyard Shift (aka Central Park Drifter or Central Park Driver) is its heavy use of style, using a variety of neon's, reds, blues, and ultimately coming off very neo-noirish, not to mention its soundtrack which relies on a variety of synths and other types of 80s style music. While the acting isn't the greatest, the film gives us a lot nudity and stylish sex scenes. The overall product really reminds me a lot of Tony Scott's The Hunger. Defiantly recommended.


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