When an abandoned textile mill, now home to a horde of rats, is reopened, it also unleashes a rash of mysterious deaths. The only link between the killings: they all take place between 11 pm and 7 am, otherwise known as the Graveyard Shift. Based on a short story by Stephen King.
The owner of a run-down mill hangs a perpetual "Help Wanted" sign outside his building. He's constantly in need of new workers because old employees keep mysteriously disappearing. Could it have something to do with the rat invested basement that the mill's employers are being forced to clean out? When an exterminator goes to the bottom of the building he finds more than a family of rats -- and what he sees down below the mill probably accounts for all those missing millworkers!
New York Times
"...GRAVEYARD SHIFT has an offbeat, well-chosen cast of unfamiliar-looking actors, and they help to give the film its gritty edge..." 10/27/1990 p.12