The Gravedancers (2006) - Horror

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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.

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Mike Mendez
Stars: Dominic Purcell, Clare Kramer
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 20 out of 127 found boring (15.74%)

One-line Reviews (75)


There was action throughout that kept me on the edge of my seat.

The ending was kind of cheesy, but it was still entertaining.

The premise is good, but the why is contrived.

" as the suspense built which made it worse) the plot was fairly slow and predictable.

This is a very thrilling movie.

Armstrong's smooth, gloomy cinematography, the admirably serious and sincere tone, Joseph Bishara's eerie score, the well-drawn and engaging main characters, and the excellent special effects further enhance the overall sound quality of this very solid and satisfying supernatural horror shocker.

As far as the characters, I thought they were mostly amateurish in so far as the acting and pretty bland.

The writing is pretty good here, and the movie was entertaining and significantly thrilling at times.

I give it a 3.9 because the silly parts were at least somewhat entertaining.

Suspenseful and good effects despite a probably-low budget, .

The bad points are: the movie has those stupid jump scares; some of the acting is pretty bad; it has a totally pointless beginning (which the director rightly protested) and a frustrating ending.

After that, you're thrust into cliché after cliché.

"The Gravedancers" is a stunning piece of horror, with a stellar cast, directing, cinematography and screen writing.

It's a very formulaic film, contrary to other reviews I've read.

This movie is just stupid, not scary, filled with plot holes in the already cliché-seen it a hundred times-wannabe-horror plot.

I gave this movie high ranks for the really well done makeup and the interesting characterizations, but mainly for the intense feel to the plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout.

The pacing also was difficult, with a slow and tedious start coupled with a rushed super-hyper ending.

This act saves the movie from being a boring B to a remarkable B, most definitely worthy of distribution.

Another flaw is that it tends to focus early on with loud bangs and noises, and while these can be effective at times, others will instead be bored and aggravated for the film resorting to a clichéd and hardly proved success.

It's an intriguing concept and much fun is to be had with it.

Dominic Purcell is so low-key that he's just dull, and his cursed co-stars don't fare much better.

This is definitely one of the better of the After Dark Horrorfest films and well worth watching.

one of the best of this mildly entertaining fest .

Sure there where a couple of kinda scary parts but predictable as hell.

With superb action scenes that never get tiring, this whole section is simply marvelous and goes a long way into making this one entertaining.

it is a bit more adult oriented than poltergeist but that makes it enjoyable for adults (people over 21)who are tired of the pg-13 pretend scary movies.

I liked it , it was a wildly entertaining movie.

This is a great and suspenseful horror movie which delivers both the scares and the chills.

It was slow at the start and then when the action finally came it got to be more of a horror farce than something to take seriously, although the tone was kept somber.

Not exactly a huge grievance, but by having it slow down, the momentum and energy of the scene is lost.

It was boring except for getting startled every few minuets.

Overall, "The Gravedancers" is a horror movie that is worth watching.

It's suspenseful, it's creepy and it's got an original and tight story which will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Entertaining stuff for a dark & stormy night.

Fairly Entertaining Cheesy Horror Crap .

The Gravedancers is well worth watching and I gave it a hefty 8 out of 10 review.

This is a very exciting Horror, Thriller film which deals with a group of friends named Harris McKay, (Dominic Purcell) and Allison Mitchell, (Clare Kramer).

The first hour or so of The Gravedancers is quite slow, doors open by themselves, the pet Cat goes mental & strange noises are heard but it's all pretty standard dull haunted house horror stuff.

Thrilling .

For real horror fans the unrest will be enjoyable.

The bottom line is while the movie has the drawbacks that I listed above, it is still a entertaining horror flick.

Director Mike Mendez gradually develops a truly creepy and unnerving atmosphere with great skill and conviction prior to pulling out all the stirring stops in the rousing and hair-raising final third.

Because it is fascinating, eerie, anticipating, gory, and simply not a Hollywood major budget production which makes for a great surprise.

Not As "GRAVE" As It Sounds, But Still Entertaining...

This movie reminds me of why I am not the biggest fan of the horror genre…because I always end up with my muscles tensed up for two hours and I sit on the edge of my seat and am left feeling completely exhausted.

The last flaw is that the film has a mild tendency to slow down the action during it's action scenes.

Many horror films are formulaic and still good.

In an attempt to document the "happenings" of the haunted three, the paranormal specialists discover the reason behind the creepy happenings—which start out relatively minor with sounds and whispers and voices and escalate into much more intense phenomenons—and try to find a way to put an end to the cycle.

Going against it was that the story was so telegraphed and formulaic, which led to many dull passages and hot air build ups.

Though slightly predictable, this film delivers the goods.

As direct-to-DVD horror goes, this occupies the high end and for all its plagiarism and clichés, it's entertaining enough.

Other than that quite enjoyable ...

It's reminiscent of prior fantasy faves, but it's flashy and entertaining enough to win favor from the genre faithful.

Don't skip this one i really recommended to people who love horror movies just like me is not the best horror movie ever but it work, it is worth watching , well for this bore fest i think is great.

Drawing on influences such as The Entity, The Haunting of Hell House, and Poltergeist, The Gravedancers hits the pavement running with a gripping opening scene.

But it does have a well-written story,though it is predictable in spots & I never understood why the wife of Dominic Purcell's character played by former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress,Clare "Glory" Kramer.

A ho-hum low-budget supernatural thriller.

Most horror films are laughable, boring, or just plain dumb.

This film was totally worth watching!

The haunting starts off slow and boring with the run of the mill scares such as loud plumbing, strange voices, and a piano that plays by itself.

For once instead of just remaking it, an western director has decided to employ a similar style to that of the more commercial successful Asian horror movies (Ringu, Dark Water etc. etc.). There are some very nice scenes that keep the viewer on the edge.

The Gravedancers starts out in routine ghost-story fashion, with its scary supernatural occurrences taking the predictable form of creaking doors, strange noises, and the occasional, briefly-glimpsed spectral apparition; 'Ho-hum', I thought to myself, 'here we go again'.

Barely competent work but pointless and tasteless.

From here-on in, the film is loads of fun, with a hugely entertaining scene in the cemetery where the friends attempt to exhume the ghosts' corpses (during which Kira is trapped inside a coffin and slowly dragged into the ground), a really creepy bit where the friends are drawn into the killers' virtual worlds (the rapists lair being particularly spooky), and an exciting showdown against the spirits in an old mansion.

The other really entertaining factor is the slow build-up with the haunting scenes.

But as the film developed, it took a delightfully unexpected turn, taking an approach that I can only describe as 'Scooby Doo' for adults, with its well realised spooks and the introduction of a pair of 'ghostbusters' (Tchéky Karyo as paranormal investigator Vincent, and Megahn Perry as his sexy Velma-alike colleague Frances).

It's probably why I really liked Session 9 too, despite most other people finding it too slow.

I gave it four out of ten because it made me laugh and I walked out of the theater smiling.. even though it wasn't what it meant to be.

For Rainy Days and Boring weekends .

The Grave Dancers was great horror movie, great special effects and very entertaining.

If you were to turn off the volume u'd really find out how boring these films really are.

They are so boring.

Then there was the premise, which felt a bit contrived, of hanging out at a graveyard and having a party that sets the stage for the rest of the movie.

Sometimes it's that familiarity that gives some horror movies that level of comfort you need to find them entertaining.