Graveyard Shift (1987 film)
|Directed by||Jerry Ciccoritti|
|Written by||Jerry Ciccoritti|
Michael A. Miranda|
|Music by||Nicholas Pike|
Graveyard Shift (also titled Central Park Drifter) is a 1987 Canadian horror film written and directed by Jerry Ciccoritti, and starring Michael A. Miranda (billed as Silvio Oliviero) and Helen Papas. The film was originally entitled Graveyard Shift but when the film was released to video, the title was changed to Central Park Drifter (IMDB info). Supporting roles included Coronor (Michael Bokner), Detective Winsome (John Haslett Cuff), Detective Smith (Don James), and Officer Arbus (Lesley Kelly).
Night brings out the hunger in people, especially a mysterious NY cab driver. He is a powerful vampire. And working the night shift brings a sultry array of sensuous passengers within his grasp. Embracing those ready to die, he controls an erratic but well-balanced vampire realm. Then unexpectedly, he discovers erotic human passion-unleashing a raging, terrorizing evil. When a slew of innocent citizens are senselessly slaughtered, the baffled police must solve a 350 year old mystery of unsated passion.
- Michael A. Miranda (credited as Silvio Oliviero) as Martin Hussey
- Helen Papas as Early-doors-girl
- Cliff Stoker as Female security guard
- Dorin Ferber as Tiger Airways Ground Crew member 1
- Dan Rose as Tiger Airways Ground Crew member 2
- John Haslett Cuff as Mr Brylcreem
- Anthony Deroin as Diminutive Lebanese cleaner
- Michael Bokner as Coronor
- Lesley Kelly as Officer Arbus
- Martin Bockner as Shlr Digger
- Frank Procopio as Marlo Bava
- Kim Cayer as Suzy
- Sugar Bouche as Fabulous Franne
- Jessie Taylor as Swimming Pool Blonde
- Ron Bacardi as Guy in Strip Joint
- Courtland Elliot as Junkyard Nightwatchman
The film spawned a sequel, The Understudy: Graveyard Shift II, also starring Michael A. Miranda.