The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »
Tom Savini was attached to direct the film in the late 1980's but pulled out due to lack of studio interest. See more »
As Nordello is staggering down the hall of the office after breaking into Warwick's desk, muttering, "This'll teach you to fire ME", her voice is different compared to earlier in the film, and her lips aren't moving at all. See more »
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 »
There are some scenes included in the network version not included in the video version. Warwick comes in Nardellos office and he says take a break Nardello. Two parts of the scene when Brogan and Dansen heckle John in the diner with the "special order for the comander of the rat patrol" were cut. A scene were Dansen and Brogan burn Johns time card was cut. A alternate ending had John Punching out his and Janes time cards. Another scene with John And Jane in Jane's van was cut. Still one more scene which had John and Ippeston cleaning the basement was cut. See more »
GRAVEYARD SHIFT opens w/ a grisly "accident", involving a worker at the Bachman cotton mill and a rather large pack of rats. Enter newly-hired John Hall (David Andrews), who replaces the late "cotton picker" in the basement. Hall gets right to work, stuffing piles of raw cotton into a mammoth machine. He quickly notices the rodent problem, in spite of the fact that the world's most psychotic exterminator (Brad Dourif- THE EXORCIST 3) has been on the job, having been employed by Warwick (Stephen Macht), the universe's most reprehensible boss. Of course, most of Hall's coworkers are neanderthals as well. The next thing he knows, Hall is on the titular, basement clean up crew. Hellish, hairy horror unfolds when a subbasement is uncovered, turning the rest of the movie into a nightmare fun house! Fans of the original short story by Stephen King (from his book- NIGHT SHIFT) will immediately be struck by the massive amount of padding created to stretch things out to feature film length. Even so, it's not bad, and adds more heft to the tale, building tension for the final revelation. As monster movies go, this one makes the grade. Practical effects lovers should rejoice aloud! The hungry creature is well-realized and makes quite an impression...
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