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GRAVEYARD SHIFT (SHORT STORY)

Updated: Jun 4



Graveyard Shift is a short story by Stephen King, first published in the October 1970 issue of Cavalier magazine and collected in King's 1978 collection Night Shift. It was adapted into a 1990 film of the same name.


Graveyard Shift is set in a small town in Maine, and the action largely takes place in a textile mill, where a young dropout drifter, named Hall, has crossed the country doing whatever comes his way. Working the Graveyard Shift in a decaying Massachusetts mill under a bullying foreman is just one more leg in his crazy journey, until it leads to a nether realm where the Rat Queen defends her empire.

 

BANGOR WATER WORKS

DATE(S) VISITED: JULY 4, 2020
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The old Bangor Water Works building which has since been renovated into an apartment complex. This was not only the inspiration for King's story Graveyard Shift, the basement and several tunnels connecting the buildings were used to film the 1990 movie. We couldn't go inside sadly, but it's fabulous this was saved from demolition.



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