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The mill is run by the hard-nosed, and sadistic Warwick (Stephen Macht) who hires Andrews to run a machine that can only be run at night due to the high summer heat. Andrews is alone in a dingy, dungeon of a room running his machine and encountering rats...lots of rats that even get inside the bags of cotton he's loading into the machine. Here he meets Tucker the exterminator, played by Brad Douriff with his usual flair for offbeat characters.
Soon Warwick volunteers several employees for the unenviable task of cleaning the basement. The basement makes the upper levels look like a palace, as its filled with water throughout its maze-like halls. But the little group soon finds themselves hunted by a very nasty creature.
Is Graveyard Shift a classic? heck no! But it does have some very heavy atmostphere. If you're the least bit claustrophobic the Mill's basement will really give you the creeps. It's got solid performances, especially from the over-bearing Macht. The creature may not be the greatest but you can do far worse on the video shelves than this film.
As the work progresses cleaning out the basement, it becomes clear that there is more to the mill. A trapdoor leads into another level showing where the mill used to run on river power. This level leads to other spaces and caves. It soon becomes apparent that there is something very deadly lurking down in the dark. The crew's numbers drop quickly and it becomes a race to survive. What lurks in the dark? Who will get away? Will the creature be stopped? Watch and find out.
This is one of the earlier Stephen King films and it is based on one of his creepier stories. Unfortunately the set design leaves a little to be desired. For instance, the old water wheel's bottom is in workspace inside the building. I have no idea how water was ever supposed to get to the wheel and turn it. But the story holds together well even if some of the scenery needs some continuity work. The creature is scary and characters colorful and interesting. Really one of the better Stephen King adaptations. Check it out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too many rats for me. I'm sure the movie got better going forward but I couldn't get beyond the first few minutes.Published 8 days ago by Billy R Mooneyham
Mill workers begin mysteriously disappearing while attempting to clean out their factory's rat-infested basement in this horror film. Read more
A horrible adaptation of the Stephen King story, the worst one I have ever seen. Do not waste your time and/or money to watch this.Published 4 months ago by Coeta Ann Sudderth
This was based off of King's short story of the same name. The original story was alright but it really didn't have enough story to stretch it out into a movie. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Donald J. Wurzelbacher