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Graveyard Shift (1990)


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Release Date: Oct 26, 1990 Wide



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One of countless Stephen King adaptations, this take on one of the author's Night Shift tales is set in a Maine textile mill whose overbearing manager (Stephen Macht) finds himself in a tight spot when county inspectors crack down on his less-than-safe operation after a fatal accident involving a picking machine. He rounds up a few financially-desperate locals -- including drifter David Anderson, the film's nominal hero -- into a rag-tag crew to clean up the nightmarish, rat-infested lower



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May 28, 2002

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Worth to watch for the crazy New England accent alone, Brad Dourif is a plus.

June 12, 2007

I honestly believe that I'm the only person in the world that didn't hate this movie.

February 18, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

One of the worst of Stephen King movies. Don't punch in for this mess.

August 22, 2002 | Comments (2)
Sun Newspapers of Cleveland

I can easily recommend Graveyard Shift...but only to adolescent boys who are just now discovering the joys of gooey, sloppy, gore flicks.

July 25, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Another excellent movie based on a Stephen King story. I really liked this one, it's creepy, but simple. I know it usually gets low ratings, but I liked it anyway.
April 13, 2011

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I don't understand the flack this film has gotten. I mean yes, it's low budget, and yes the acting and script are mediocre, but the film does have it's moments. Graveyard Shift is obviously not the best of Stephen Kings adaptations. If you want the worst, check out Firestarter. Now that was a terrible film. Graveyard Shift however is a simple, fun horror film. People seem to be turned off by the fact that its low budget, and doesn't respect King's original. Well many of book to screen adaptations of Stephen King's books have never been truly faithful to the source material. In fact the only only one that can adapt a Stephen King work successfully to the screen is Frank Darabont, director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist. I can't put my finger on what I like about this film. Maybe its because its simple in its concept and story, I found appealing. Graveyard Shift is a fairly good horror film that doesn't deserve all the flack it has been given. I understand as to why it has, but theres something pretty enjoyable in this film. The film is far from the worst ever made. Graveyard Shift has a decent enough cast to support the film. One performance in particular was terrific, Brad Douriff as The Exterminator. The film is worth watching due to his performance alone. Graveyard Shift for all its imperfections is still a film worth seeing, and it is a film thats fairly entertaining as well. It's good cheesy fun, yes it cheap, yes, the acting is sloppy; but who cares?
March 23, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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im sure Stephen King is shifting in his grave everytime a 10th-grade goth kid mentions this film. wait, hes not dead?? well he'll wish he was when he sees this
December 2, 2009

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