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The Gravedancers - After Dark Horrorfest
The Gravedancers - After Dark Horrorfest
Actors: Dominic Purcell, Clare Kramer, Josie Maran, Marcus Thomas, Tchéky Karyo
Director: Mike Mendez
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2007     1hr 35min

A group of friends' lives are invaded by a trio of hostile ghosts after they engage in a drunken bout of gravedancing during a wake for an old chum.

     

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Actors: Dominic Purcell, Clare Kramer, Josie Maran, Marcus Thomas, Tchéky Karyo
Director: Mike Mendez
Creators: Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, Bill McCutchen, Brent Emery, Craig Borden, Brad Keene, Chris Skinner
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/27/2007
Original Release Date: 08/28/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 8/25/2011...
The Gravedancers was one of the better original 8 Films To Die For. The story focused on a group of friends who go to a graveyard and end up dancing on some graves. This action raises three evil spirits that attack each of the people that danced on their graves. Each of the friends is assaulted by the ghosts and the hauntings will not stop until they themselves are all dead...or they can find some help to lay these supernatural horrors back to rest. The film has a so-so story, but the f/x are truly creepy and make up for any lack of originality. A truly scary film for fans of supernatural horror.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Robbi C. (silverscreensilent22) from WEBSTER GRVS, MO
Reviewed on 4/9/2011...
"Don't party in a cemetery" seems to be the gist of this movie, in which unusually violent ghosts wreak revenge on the late-night revelers who desecrated their grounds. These ghosts seem a little over-the-top, but the movie displays a wicked sense of humor, coupled with good acting and storyline. A worthwhile watch for horror-lovers.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jan A. from APPLETON CITY, MO
Reviewed on 8/10/2010...
I enjoyed the movie. Glad I got it. Thanks
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Great premise, iffy in parts, but overall fun
Tiffiny K. Whitney | Santa Monica, California | 03/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I tend to be pretty critical of films that suck. Luckily, this ain't one of them. I can admit that there are some issues with the film (mostly due to budgetary constraints), but overall I was very impressed with the film's premise, a couple FREAKY scenes (especially a bedroom scene with the main girl coming out the shower...you'll see it and it'll make your heart race), the performances, and the movie overall. Pretty enteraining, and worth a view or two.

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Another After Dark blahfest.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 05/30/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The Gravedancers (Mike Mendez, 2006)

When a movie starts out with the name of the cemetery misspelled, you know you're in big trouble. Well, it doesn't actually start out that way, per se; there's an opening scene that has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the film. So now you have two indications that you're in big trouble. Add in that this was one of the films from the much-vaunted and entirely underwhelming After Dark Horrorfest, and, well, strike three, you're out.

The Gravedancers is about three idiots who reunite after some time apart at the wake of a fourth idiot who was one of their college buddies. The three idiots in question are Harris (Prison Break's Dominic Purcell), who's now married to the somewhat shrewish Allison Mitchell (Clare Kramer, recently of The Skulls III); Kira (Van Helsing's Josie Maran, who will probably be best remembered as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars), with whom Harris shares a tumultuous past affair (about which Allison knows); and Sid (Edmond's Marcus Thomas), who just doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut. After the wake, the three of them head out to the graveyard, get drunk, and dance on graves. As if this isn't muddleheaded enough, they happen to be in the section of the cemetery that houses undesirables, and they scare up three really, really nasty ghosts. To help with their haunting problem, they turn to parapsychologist Vincent Cochet (Tcheky Karyo, easily the best thing about this movie) and his perky, yet mysterious, assistant Culpepper (Megahn Perry). From there, it's special effects central, of course.

As with the rest of the After Dark movies, this one has about as many scares as your freezer (if you keep it clean). To add to the fun, this one also has some really terrible acting (many folks have already pointed out how unintentionally hilarious Marcus Thomas is throughout the film; his acting even occasioned an entire thread in the movie's IMDB forum), bargain-basement special effects in the movie's climax, and a script that went as far as it possibly could in both cliché and predictability. Skip this one. *
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Mild at best
Geminiguy | Bloomington, IN | 04/04/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, this film had a good chill scene... and the ghosts looked freaky as hell. Of course, that wore out when they continued to show up and their resemlance to the Gothic line of Dolls become overly evident. Aside from a well executed scare scene involving one character sleeping and the other comming out of the shower, this movie was flat and a little boring. The acting was ranged from dreadful to mildly serviceable but good acting wouldn't have mattered much paired with a script such as this. Do not get me wrong, the premise is pretty wicked and when things start going south for the grave desicrating perpetrators it is pretty creepy. But when a ghost hunting duo enters the mix, it goes from bad to worse in seconds flat, most evidently when one of them does a selfish act that pretty much seals the fate of everyone else. The only one murder scene was really gory, while the others seemed a little off. A scene in the hospital was way off base with the reactions of onlookers overshadowing the onslaught occuring in the other room. Many of the characters are stupid in this movie... and in typical horror fashion, do one thing when they should so obviously do another. Still, all critical views aside, this film isn't a complete waste... and it isn't the most aweful horror film I've ever seen... it is just a little bland. With a headliner like "After Dark horror Fest: Eight movies to Die For" I kind of expected a little more bang for my buck..."