Stephen King's 'Graveyard Shift' (1990)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Natural Horror  |   Release Date - Oct 26, 1990 (USA)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Cavett Binion

One of countless Stephen King adaptations, this take on one of the author's Night Shift tales is set in a Maine textile mill whose overbearing manager (Stephen Macht) finds himself in a tight spot when county inspectors crack down on his less-than-safe operation after a fatal accident involving a picking machine. He rounds up a few financially-desperate locals -- including drifter David Anderson, the film's nominal hero -- into a rag-tag crew to clean up the nightmarish, rat-infested lower levels of the decrepit building. Working their way through the labyrinthine tunnels beneath the mill, the crew encounters a rat's nest far beyond what their foreman had imagined, with a gigantic, man-eating monster rodent nesting at its center.



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