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The Gravedancers [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 8239729
  • Release Date: 03/27/2007
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 6)

    Special Features

    • Commentary with director Mike Mendez and composer Joseph Bishara
    • "A Grave Undertaking" making-of-featurette with optional commentary
    • "Making the Ghosts" making-of featurette
    • Original trailer with optional commentary
    • Deleted scenes with optional commentary
    • Storyboard galleries
    • 16x9 widescreen version
    • 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital audio
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • English closed captioning
    • Trailers


    The Gravedancers
    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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Dominic Purcell
      Dominic Purcell
    • Josie Maran
      Josie Maran
    • Clare Kramer
      Clare Kramer
    • Marcus Thomas
      Marcus Thomas
    • Megahn Perry
      Megahn Perry

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid Ghost story which delivers on it's promise


      I was a bit surprised way back when I bought this and finally sat down to watch it, compared to the previous ones I had seen this one was good. I have come to find that most of the films in this series are decent while only a few are really good. This one falls kinda in between as it is just good not real good but good none the less. It is actually very creative because the story line I find really intriguing. Imagine saying good bye to a friend and in the process unleashing evil spirits upon you by dancing on their graves, sounds like a good time. That is exactly what happens here and other then a few missteps this is a pretty good flick that I found entertaining. The movie follows three friends who come together once again for the funeral of a friend; two make it there the other stays away. That is until later that night when he makes the suggestion that they go to the cemetery that night for one last good bye to their departed friend. At first the disagree but soon they all make their way there and happen upon a note, a note that says they should dance, and dance they do. Each grooves on top of one grave each it seems, thus unleashing whom ever it was they were on top of upon them. This movie really feels like a really good made for TV movie to me, I think because of the way it was shot [especially the opening credit sequence at the cemetery]. Writers Brad Keene and Chris Skinner did a good enough job with this film since the idea behind the movie is actually pretty cool; I think the budget was the biggest enemy of this movie. Director Mike Mendez seems like he could make a really good flick if he had a better budget, this is apparent in the last third of the film. The best example of this is the Ghostbusters style large ghost head chasing the car; once again the budget must be to blame. Also the ghost of the wife beater guy I believe it is looks like an anorexic Pumpkinhead, kinda cool. But aside from that this is a pretty decent flick. Acting wise I think the entire cast did well enough and pulled of believable enough performances. Dominic Purcell, Josie Maran, Clare Kramer, Marcus Thomas, and all the rest of the cast do good jobs on this film and pull out some believable performances even when the effects are not as good. Even the ghost's are cool in this one, one is a little fire starter maniac while another is a vicious wife beater. Then of course there is the crazy lady bent on cutting you up, or at least in that scene she was. All of them were cool and the actor played well off of the idea of these spirits. Of course like I said not all the special effects were so good, but that is a budget thing I assume. Over all this is a worthy addition to the series and may be one of the best over all. Still it falls a little short of classic status even though it is original. I guess it will be a while before I dance on graves again, even though i didn't do that before but i'm just saying. how scary this is

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Creative


      Another very good 'After Dark Horrorfest' film! So far I have seen two and enjoyed them both. This film really did a good job of being scary and intense while keeping the body count relatively low. In most horror films, I usually need a high body count to get my heart pumping for the next scary moment. This was another Horrorfest film that featured good acting for the most part, although the scene where Dominic Purcell's wife found out he was 'being a bad boy' was particularly bad on her part. The only other bad thing I will say about this film is that it needed more scary parts and better 'masks' for the ghosts. The smiling ghost masks they wore were pretty silly unless seen only in the dark. I thought they could have done a much better job with that!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great horror movie!


      My wife and I are huge horror movie collectors. We have all three sets of the Aterdark Horrorfest films. This was one of our favorites. It does have kind of a weak ending, but the overall movie was great. It's a classic haunting movie with some really creepy scenes. Also, it has some prominent actors in it. Because most of the Afterdark films are considered 'low budget', many of them don't have prominent actors like this one does. So, if you're in the mood for a good jumpy scary movie, I think you'll enjoy this film. Buy it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The After Dark Horrofest Rocks!!


      You can read the synopsis on another page. I give this movie a good rating. It was very enjoyable. It has its times when it makes you jump etc. If you are a horror movie fan you will definatly enjoy it. It has good special effects and is an overall good story!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A good 'B' horror movie


      I liked this movie, which is not the norm for me, because I usually don't like B movies. The concept was great but the ending was kinda weak though.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      OK just OK


      It was a fair movie at best, You only need to watch it one time. It has a weak plot and ending, but there were some scary parts to it though...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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