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The Gravedancers (2006)




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Three twentysomethings learn the hard way about how to behave in a cemetery in this independent horror story. Harris (Dominic Purcell), Sid (Marcus Thomas), and Kira (Josie Maran) are three longtime friends who are reunited under unfortunate circumstances when their pal Devin dies in an auto accident. After attending Devin's funeral, the three stage an impromptu wake at a nearby roadhouse, and after lots of drinking they return to his grave to pay their final respects. Sid finds a note on Devin's grave which contains what appear to be lyrics to a song; the revelers begin singing the song and dancing around the cemetery, trampling the nearby graves. It isn't long before Devin's friends discover they've made a serious mistake; the poem they sang was actually a magic spell, and by reciting it as they disrespect the dead they've awakened angry spirits, who begin terrorizing them in their homes. Worst of all, paranormal investigator Vincent (Tchéky Karyo) informs Harris that there's only one sure way to stop the ghosts from bothering them -- death. The Gravedancers received its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Dominic Purcell
as Harris McKay
Josie Maran
as Kira Hastings
Clare Kramer
as Allison
Marcus Thomas
as Sid Vance
Tcheky Karyo
as Vincent
Megahn Perry
as Culpepper
Oakley Stevenson
as Haunted Woman
Jack Mulcahy
as Police Officer No. 1
Bob McHone
as Priest
Jim McKeny
as Doctor
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All Critics (7)

Just when you think the film is about to run out of steam, it picks up the pace and surprises you. It's not for everyone, to be sure, but it works in its own unusual way.

January 16, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The Gravedancers works as a creepy nail-biter that combines old-fashioned eerie supernatural tension with more contemporary phsycial horror.

July 7, 2008 | Full Review…

The Gravedancers is good, stupid entertainment that knows its ghosts and has a lot of fun introducing them to you.

September 18, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A scary, well directed, and frantic gem, even with its flaws...

July 10, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The plot mirrors a good, old-fashioned ghost story complete with curses!

March 20, 2007 | Full Review…

A thrilling diamond in the rough -- a unique and fun addition to the haunting subgenre.

November 16, 2006 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Gravedancers

At last a decent low budget horror that was quite entertaining! It had a good cast with a few familiar faces from TV of yester year. The story was something a bit different from the normal. What really made this for me though was the design, largely on animatronics and prosthetics than cgi, of the ghost characters. The production of the whole film looked pretty good for the budget. It reminded me a lot of Thirteen Ghosts. Hopefully there is scope for a sequel.....or two!

Dean King
Dean King

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Halloween night with nothing to watch. Not exactly the best movie ever made, but better than at least 40% of horror films. Anyways, predictable, corny, and pointless. But arn't more horror movies?

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

From the 8 Films to die for series. Like most of the films from this series its an excellent one. Some friends get together after a funeral and dance on the grave of the recent dead. By doing so they start being eliminated one by one. Pretty creepy, 4 stars on the creep scale.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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