Stephen King's 'Graveyard Shift' (1990)




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Loosely based on the Stephen King novel, this thriller is about a man working the graveyard shift in a rat-infested textile mill. He begins to find remnants of the bodies of missing workers and discovers that a murderous monster lurks beneath the building.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
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David Andrews
as John Hall
Kelly Wolf
as Jane Wisconsky
Stephen Macht
as Warwick
Brad Dourif
as The Exterminator
Kelly L. Goodman
as Warwick's Secretary
Andrew Divoff
as Danson
Vic Polizos
as Brogan
Ilona Margolis
as Nordello
Jimmy Woodard
as Carmichael
Jonathan Emerson
as Jason Reed
Richard France
as Millworker
Anne Rooney
as Millworker
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Critic Reviews for Stephen King's 'Graveyard Shift'

All Critics (8)

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 17, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

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

August 22, 2002
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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
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October 23, 2007
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September 4, 2005

Audience Reviews for Stephen King's 'Graveyard Shift'


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.

Aj V
Aj V

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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?

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

This wasn't that bad, but it is atrocious at times.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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