The Graves (film)

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The Graves
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Promotional film poster
Directed by Brian Pulido
Produced by
Written by Brian Pulido
Starring
Music by Jim Casella and The Mission Creeps
Cinematography Adam Goldfine
Edited by Dean Matthew Ronalds
Distributed by After Dark Films
Release date(s)
  • October 31, 2009 (2009-10-31)
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Graves is a 2009 horror film. Described as a "supernatural survival shocker," it is written and directed by veteran comic book creator Brian Pulido and produced by Mischief Maker Studios, and Ronalds Brothers Productions.[1]

Plot[edit]

The story centers on two sisters (Clare Grant and Jillian Murray) who visit the Skull City Mine roadside attraction in the desert. Their plight turns into a fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.[2]

On their last weekend together, Megan and Abby Graves become lost in a remote part of the Arizona desert where they are lured to Skull City, an abandoned mine town; however, Skull City is anything but abandoned—and there’s no way out.

Cast[edit]

  • Clare Grant as Megan Graves
  • Jillian Murray as Abby Graves
  • Randy Blythe as Luke
  • Benjamin Glendenning as Comic Shop clerk
  • Barbara Glover as Mama
  • Bill Lippincott as Dad
  • Rosalie Michaels as Mom
  • Bill Moseley as Caleb
  • Brian Pulido as M. Mischief
  • Cathy Rankin as Valerie Mills
  • Brian Ronalds as Pete
  • Dean Matthew Ronalds as Eric
  • Greg Seki as Gordy
  • Shane Stevens as Jonah
  • Patti Tindall as Becka Crane
  • Tony Todd as Reverend Abraham
  • Amanda Wyss as Darlene
  • Calabrese as themselves

Premise[edit]

The Graves is the debut film of independent comic book creator, Brian Pulido (Lady Death, Evil Ernie).[3]

It features performances by genre vets Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Tony Todd (Candyman),[4] female leads, played by Clare Grant (Masters of Horror: "Valerie on the Stairs") and Jillian Murray (The Fun Park)[5] and the debut of D. Randall Blythe (front man, Lamb of God).[6]

Production[edit]

The principal photography was shot on location in the Sonoran Desert near Wickenburg, Arizona over the course of 4 weeks and the project has entered post-production. The real-life Vulture City Mine and ghost town was used as the setting for the film.[7]

Release[edit]

The film ran at 8 Films to Die For IV[8] and premiered there on January 29, 2010.[9]

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