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The Gravedancers (2006)

After a night of drunken exploits, Allison, Harris, and Kira are chased and terrorized by the ghosts of a child pyromaniac, an ax murderer, and a rapist.

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Mike Mendez
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Complete credited cast:
Dominic Purcell ... Harris McKay
Josie Maran ... Kira Hayden
Clare Kramer ... Allison Mitchell
Marcus Thomas ... Sid Vance
Tchéky Karyo ... Vincent Cochet
Megahn Perry ... Frances Culpepper
Martha Holland Martha Holland ... Emma
Oakley Stevenson Oakley Stevenson ... Haunted Woman
Samantha MacIvor ... Nurse Jenny (as Samantha Twyford MacIvor)
Jack Mulcahy ... Police Officer #1
Jim McKeny ... Doctor
Geneva Avarett-Short Geneva Avarett-Short ... Nurse Brolin (as Geneva E. Averett-Short)
Bob McHone Bob McHone ... Priest
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After the funeral of a old friend who died in a car accident, former school friends Harris, Kira, and Sid break into the local cemetery after dark, and after Sid reads a mysterious incantation he finds on one of the nearby tombstones, they dance on the graves. Soon, the three of them find themselves haunted by three different ghosts whose graves they desecrated. Harris and his wife Allison find themselves haunted by a deranged female pianist/ax murderer. Sid gets haunted by a child pyromaniac. And Kira haunted by a sadistic rapist. All of them turn to a paranormal investigator named Vincent Cochet and his assistant Frances to try to help them break the curse they imposed on themselves before the next full moon when they will be killed by the ghosts' wrath. Written by matt-282

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/terror and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character of Frances Culpepper was inspired by Velma from Scooby-Doo. See more »

Goofs

When the ax comes crashing through the window of the gated paranormal house, the iron bars covering the windows have disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Sid Vance: 'O joyful, 'O delighted, 'O fortunate one. Weep no more, this departed son. Life's for the living, not the dead. Forget tomorrow, live now instead. This night you breathe, while they cannot. So dance ye soul on their resting spot. Read these words, sound thy voice. Revel and sing! Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!
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Alternate Versions

There is a DVD release of this movie, released in 2005, running 3 minutes longer than the latest AfterDark Horrorfest DVD edition released in 2007. See more »

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References The Entity (1982) See more »

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I'm not going anywhere unless something is chasing me.
17 February 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Wow! I get to see Tchéky Karyo (The Patriot) two days in a row. I just watched him with Nick Nolte in The Good Thief, and now here he is as a ghost hunter (yeah, right) with a beautiful assistant Megahn Perry. But, they come in later.

First, there is the grave dancing - and grave pissing. I am sure everyone has at least thought about pissing or dancing on someone's grave. Well, you might want to rethink that after seeing this film, especially if you are the type that watches "Ghost Hunters" on TV. Hee Hee.

After doing the drunken deeds, our heroes: Dominic Purcell (Primeval, Equilibrium), Josie Maran (Van Helsing) and Marcus Thomas (Edmond), are getting their reward - crazed spirits after them.

This spooky film has it all: creaky sound, apparitions, super special effects, blood and gore, and perversion in what i would call a traditional horror film. There is enough to keep your interest throughout, and certainly enough to keep you jumping out of your seat.

And, hey, I wonder who did the casting here as I see a couple of more people from The Patriot?


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Language:

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Release Date:

27 August 2008 (Philippines) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,482,000, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$321,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$478,535
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Code Entertainment See more »
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