31 Days of Horror Part II: Day 26 [Happy 25th Birthday!] – Graveyard Shift (1990)

Wow, here we go again. Another Stephen King adaptation. This one is less good.

Graveyard Shift comes from Stephen King’s Night Shift collection, and is a largely entertaining short story. This film departs rather heavily from the source material. A drifter has been hired to clean out the Bachman Mill from rats, but what he discovers is a beast much bigger than any rat.

Graveyard Shift is a mostly forgettable film apart from the pretty enjoyable performance from Brad Dourif and the Colonel Kurtz-like Mill foreman. The creature effects are pretty meh and I didn’t care about anyone else enough to be sad when they bit the dust. Plus, I didn’t care for the fact that they had no work ethic. Just do your job people! C’mon!

Graveyard Shift isn’t good. For a film that came out 25 years back, it only has one thing going for it: Stephen King, who isn’t even involved other than the source story. Forget this one.



-Kyle A. Goethe


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