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The former friends Harris, Kira and Sid reunite for drinking after the funeral service of an old friend that died in a car accident. When the bar closes, Sid proposes to go to the Cresent View Cemetery to say farewell to his friend and drink more. Once there, Sid finds a letter in a tombstone, reads it and they dance on three graves. On the next days, weird things happen in the house of Harris and his wife Allison, but Allison believes it is Kira, who has a crush on Harris, stalking them. They go to Kira's house and find her wounded in a completely destroyed place. Later Sid calls them and they are introduced to the paranormal investigators Vincent Cochet and Frances, who tell them that Sid read an ancient spell that cursed the trio and brought back the ghosts of the graves from the damned sector of the cemetery where they danced. He also discloses that Harris and Allison are being haunted by an insane ax murderer pianist; Kira by a sadistic rapist; and Sid by a pyromaniac. They have to break the curse or survive for an entire cycle of the full moon when the curse would finish, while the ghosts are getting stronger and stronger.
Unrest In Peace
Title: Gravedancers, The
Release Date: November 03, 2005
Runtime: 95 mins
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong horror violence/terror and some language.
Dominic Purcell ...Harris McKay
Josie Maran ...Kira Hayden
Clare Kramer ...Allison Mitchell
Marcus Thomas ...Sid Vance
Tcheky Karyo ...Vincent Cochet
Megahn Perry ...Frances Culpepper
Martha Holland ...Emma
Oakley Stevenson ...Haunted Woman
Samantha MacIvor ...Nurse Jenny (as Samantha Twyford MacIvor)
Jack Mulcahy ...Police Officer #1
Jim McKeny ...Doctor
Geneva Avarett Short ...Nurse Brolin (as Geneva E. Averett-Short)
Bob McHone ...Priest
Robert Bartusch ...Police Officer #2
Brad Batchelor ...Mourner
Lulu Brud ...young Emma
Lonnie Burchfield ...Wood Chopper
Reid Dalton ...Charles Dunleven
David Lowe ...Attorney
Dean Lyons ...Police Officer
Tina Murphy ...Mourner young Mom
Rod Pearson ...Bar Patron
Chris Plouffe ...Police Officer
Les Puryear ...Mourner
Dustin Thomas ...Mourner
Michael Viscusi ...Student
Lawrence Elmer Fuhrmann Jr.
The Gravedancers Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Unrest In Peace
- Respect the Dead
- Sid Vance: I'm not going anywhere unless something is chasing me.
Sid Vance: You just can't find good paranormal help, these days.
- The slim man talking to Kira at the wake is the film's writer, Brad Keene.
The filmmakers had a most practical way of performing the 360 degree panorama shot of the classroom transforming into Langer's torture chamber with actress Josie Maraninside of it. First, the set was built to resemble a classroom. The camera was then brought in and bolted firmly to the ground. The shot was filmed and a protective bag placed over top the camera while the art department made the room into a dungeon. The camera was then unbagged and the shot repeated. Blending the two takes together created a perfect precision transformation. Actress Josie Maran was then superimposed into the scene.
Director of Photography David Armstrong has a cameo as a policeman in the flashback where Emma is discovered playing the piano.
The location used for the Parapsychology institute had been abandoned for years. It had no electricity or running water at the time of shooting. Several large generators had to be brought in to power the sets and camera equipment.
Director Mike Mendez fought against the opening of the film with Oakley Stevenson (his real-life wife) and has said he wished it wasn't in the film, but the sales company said "they gotta know it's a horror movie" and insisted someone die. He was so opposed to the idea that he refused to direct the sequence, which was ultimately directed by producer Al Corley.
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