The Graveyard Shift (1990)
Director: Ralph S. Singleton
Main Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Brad Dourif, Ilona Margolis
Storyline: A textile mill is being reopened and filled with rats along with another strange monster that hides until night.
Review (Spoils): An old textile mill gets reopened and slowly being cleared out of rats after it was shut down after a horrible death of one its workers. A young man (David Andrews) who is an outsider (wow this is new for Stephen King) needs work so he takes on the job. Late a night a rougher crowd work the night shift at the mill along with a crazy exterminator (Brad Dourif ) who is hired to keep up on the rat issue. One by one they start to disappear as something strange lives in the basement of the mill.
We have some good blood and chewy meat in this one which surprised me. We have rats, people being chewed up in the machines, lots of people being dragged into the darkness and the odd glimpse of the beast.
We have the asshole boss, the love triangle and the loner. Nothing really stands out from this film from many of the other Stephen King stories. Too be honest the film might of been better if we didn’t have the silly bat beast in it.
Rating: We have the odd babe (Ilona Margolis, Kelly Wolf) and some character build but overall most of them were crazy or brain dead. I’m not sure how this place stayed in business as most of them were goofballs. This hurt the film as the only one with brains was the hot Ilona Margolis. They should of stuck with the rats in this film.