Last Shift

2014

Horror / Mystery / Thriller

158
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 14,952

Synopsis


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Cast

J. LaRose as Patrick Black
Joshua Mikel as John Michael Paymon
Juliana Harkavy as Jessica Loren
Natalie Victoria as Marigold
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
761.45 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
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1.42 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HorrorOverEverything 8 / 10 / 10

Surprisingly Very Good And Actually Fairly Creepy

So I think most people's main beef with horror movies nowadays are that they just aren't scary anymore. Personally I never really cared whether or not a horror movie was scary since it's very rare that a movie freaks me out in any way. But this flick caught me off guard and had me feeling pretty creeped out a few times. I haven't really been a huge fan of Anthony DiBlasi's past films but he really did an excellent job with this one. The movie is centered around one character alone in a police station, so we aren't really treated to any great dialogue or anything, it most relies on scares and creating a terrifying atmosphere. Some of the jump scares didn't really land on my but what really got me was just the overall creepy feel of the film, the majority of the film keeps you in a very dark and dreary place. This wasn't without flaws though, some of the effects were a little overdone and a lot of the main characters action were very facepalm worthy, but most of them were understandable to keep up the pace of the film. Also the main actresses performance wasn't perfect, but luckily the movie really didn't need to rely on her acting. I really enjoyed this, it was a very nice surprise and I am glad that I stumbled across it.

Reviewed by quincytheodore 8 / 10 / 10

Amazing use of simple premise

It's a rarity for movies to use lone character in extreme predicament. This rings especially true for horror movies, since most of them focus on diverse victims to build up tension. Surprisingly, Last Shift creates a very menacing night with great pace, eerie sound effect, visceral practical effect and highly intense atmosphere. The first night at the job for Jessica (Juliana Harkavy) is also the last night her old precinct is in effect. This old police station is scheduled for closure and it's been in tattered condition for what seems to be a long time. It's the kind of building one would find in Silent Hill, with the rust and all. Being alone in the cryptic place, Jessica soon finds herself in bizarre unworldly situation. As the exclusive lead Jessica Harkavy performs admirably. While the movie has several supporting characters, many scenes revolve around her. She brings a good young personality as a police rookie, she also displays adequate composure which slowly fades as her mind is exhausted. There's plenty of good convincing reactions from her as well as slightly more desperate ones when the paranormal occurrences escalate. The movie also employs many fresh scare tactics, these are not limited to jump scares alone. Without spoiling much, the horror comes from creepy attrition on the lone cop, sudden swings of tones or simply precise timing for haunting. This frankly took me by surprise, they are effective either by playing with audience's expectation so well or just creating frightening bursts of ominous apparition. Visually, it's dark but doesn't venture too much into vagueness. The occasional glimpse is deliberate, making good use of shadow and light. Sound effects play important role too, there are multiple scenes where the trickling and humming pique enough curiosity to excellently create the atmosphere. It's not without flaws though. Not every scare is spot-on, a couple of them are less effective, and the movie still uses some fast editing. However, they are just minor hindrance as the movie keeps a solid consistent pace and its finer moments easily overshadow these hiccups. Last Shift is a pleasant surprise. Delightfully intense and utterly creepy, it's one of the sleeper horrors in recent years.

Reviewed by prodigychild2008 8 / 10 / 10

Well done for the budget, very well done

OK its a John Carpenter ish homage, different enough in places, but some jumps and past camera shots are pure JC stuff. Budget wise its low, but filmed and shot well, effects are also well done, and 90% are practical. The first half is the better, yes the action is more so in the second, but the "been alone" worked well at the start, some good use of "lights going out" I rate it better than many bigger budget horrors, who have 10 times the money and churn out bad story/bad acting/bad filming/no jumps....this one got 2 maybe 3 times, might not sound a lot but its very, very rare if I jump in any modern horror film. The only thing I would change is the interrogation room flashback, should have been kept to video screens, the flashback felt out of place, acting was at its weakest there.

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