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Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | | Horror | 26 October 1990 (USA)
In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Hall
... Jane Wisconsky
... Warwick
... Danson
... Brogan
... The Exterminator
... Ippeston
Ilona Margolis ... Nordello
Jimmy Woodard ... Carmichael
... Jason Reed
Minor Rootes ... Stevenson
... Warwick's Secretary
Susan Lowden ... Daisy May
Joe Perham ... Mill Inspector
... Millworker
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Storyline

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

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Taglines:

Stephen King took you to the edge with The Shining and Pet Sematary. This time......he pushes you over.

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Horror

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Graveyard Shift  »

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Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,582,891
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in the village of Harmony, Maine at Bartlettyarns Inc., the oldest woolen yarn mill in the United States (est. 1821). The historic Bartlett mill was renamed "Bachman" for the movie, an homage to King's pseudonym, Richard Bachman. The interior shots of the antique mill machinery, and the riverside cemetery, were in Harmony. Other scenes (restaurant interior, and giant wool picking machine) were at locations in Bangor, Maine, at an abandoned waterworks and armory. A few other mill scenes were staged near the Eastland woolen mill in Corinna, Maine, which subsequently became a Super Fund site. See more »

Goofs

When they first go into the sub-basement Warwick puts grease on his face and its there throughout the movie. Later on in the cave full of bones, all the shots of his face show no grease whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Warwick: [to the monster] We're going to hell together!
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Crazy Credits

The ending credit roll, features a disclaimer "No animals were harmed in any way during the making of this film" ... "Animal handling was supervised by the ASPCA". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Soapdish (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

THEY'RE GONE
Written by Scott Reeder
Performed by Scott Reeder
Produced by Anthony Marinelli and Brian Banks (uncredited)
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Pretty good horror "Rat" movie.
20 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

John Hall (David Andrews) is a drifter looking for a job in a small town, somewhere in Maine. He is hired by Warwick (Stephen Macht) to work the Graveyard Shift at the local textile mill. Some of the employees are starting to disappear during the night shift. When Warwick hires John and a group of other workers to work in the fourth of July for clean-up work. Soon enough, they discover the unknown.

Directed by Ralph S. Singleton made an decent horror movie, based on a short story by Stephen King (Cat's Eye, Creepshow, Stand by Me). The two-thirds of "Graveyard Shift" is pretty good, but the Giant Rat-Bat(!) shows up towards the end, the feature turns silly. Still, there is some good performances by Andrews, Macht and Brad Dourif as the Exterminator. Andrew Diroff, Best Known as The Djinn in "Wishmaster 1 & 2" is wasted in a supporting role. Die-Hard fans of Stephen King might forgive some of the flawed. Despite, an messy third act. It is worth a look. (*** ½/*****).


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