Graveyard Story (1991)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: B.D. Benedikt
Screenplay: B.D. Bededikt
Date Released: July 29, 1991
John Ireland as Dr. McGregor
Courtney Taylor as Dolly Cooper
Adrian Paul as Ron Hunt
Cayle Chernin as Miss Bloor
Rating = 2.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
When Mr. Hunt posts an ad seeking a job, he is recruited by Dr. McGregor. The ad said “Former detective willing to do anything.” Dr. McGregor asks the former detective, Hunt, to find out information and mystery death behind a young girl’s grave stone named Dolly Cooper who died in 1980.
There is no blood or gore in this film. There are some conceptually unpleasant scenes but nothing that is visual or graphic. Graveyard Story relies more heavily on mystery and thrill rather than visual imagery.
The Grave Review
The acting seemed very robotic as if the film maker was creating an infomercial. I almost expected the name of some heart pill like graveyerol. Side effects may include diarrhea, depression, anxiety or instant death. Do not take if you are pregnant. Be sure to consult with your physician before taking graveyerol…cut to happy parent pushing daughter on the swing and cut. Although this makes sense because everyone seemed pretty mellow and I’m not exaggerating. Ok back to the real film.
Surprisingly, the dialogue is very funny. The melatonous voices in combination with the subtle jokes are awkwardly humorous. A journalist flirts with Mr. Hunt while Mr. Hunt replies, “before I ask for your hand can I look at all your records from 1980?” Watching this guy make photocopies was also painfully funny or just painful.
The story takes a depressing turn when Mr. Hunt continues his investigation and finds more information out about the missing girl. Surprisingly, the film becomes more interesting as the story progresses.
Just seeing the different leads that the investigator receives and the tactics that he used makes for a really good mystery. Unfortunately, although this has been classified as a horror film, the more appropriate genre would most likely be crime/mystery.
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