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The Graves

Promotional film poster
Directed by Brian Pulido
Produced by Chris LaMont
Brian Ronalds
Dean Matthew Ronalds
Written by Brian Pulido
Starring Clare Grant
Jillian Murray
Randy Blythe
Bill Moseley
Tony Todd
Amanda Wyss
Music by Jim Casella, featuring songs by The Mission Creeps
Cinematography Adam Goldfine
Editing by Dean Matthew Ronalds
Distributed by Mischief Maker Studios
Country United States
Language English

The Graves is a horror film due for release in 2010. Described as a "supernatural survival shocker," it is written and directed by veteran comic book creator Brian Pulido and produced by the Ronalds Brothers.[1]



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. But Skull City is anything but abandoned—and there’s no way out.

The sisters are now prey, forced to unleash their most primitive instincts in a desperate, fight for survival against unspeakable horrors—both human and supernatural:

Caleb aka "Pig Man" (Bill Moseley) the twisted, wife-seeking serial killer, Reverend Abraham Stockton (Tony Todd), the insane leader of The Church of Devout Ascension, Deacon Luke (D. Randall Blythe), the church’s enforcer who is quite possibly a cannibal, Darlene Atwood (Amanda Wyss), the seemingly friendly waitress at Screamer’s diner who delivers tourists to their doom, Jonah Lee Atwood (Shane Stevens) - the ruthlessly efficient, reluctant killer and “Mama” Heinbecker (Barbara Glover) – the cold-hearted ticket taker who’s “handy” with knitting needles.

Can Megan and Abby unlock the terrifying secrets of Skull City in time to save themselves or will they become the latest in a long line of victims?[3].


The Graves is the debut film of independent comic book creator, Brian Pulido (Lady Death, Evil Ernie) [4].

It features performances by genre vets Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Tony Todd (Candyman)[5], strong female leads, played by Clare Grant (Masters of Horror: Valerie on The Stairs) and Jillian Murray (The Fun Park)[6] and the debut of D. Randall Blythe (front man, Lamb of God) [7].


  • 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


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.[8]


The film runs at the 8 Films to Die For IV[9] and premiered here on 29 January 2010.[10]


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