Last Shift (2014) Movie Review

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2014 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
90 minutes /

User Score: 58/100

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Last Shift Review


A rookie cop's 1st shift in the last night of a closing police station alone turns into a living nightmare.

Last Shift (2014) AKA Paymon - The King of Hell (2014) is an American thriller horror movie with a supernatural twist. Director and co-writer Anthony DiBlasi (Dread (2009), Cassadaga (2011), The Profane Exhibit (2013)) did a phenomenal job creating this three-dimensional well-paced movie. Last Shift is a new horror movie that revolves around transition and how it can be scary for some people. The film contains thrilling suspense, a lot of sitting on the edge of your seat moments, goriness, graphic images of bloody body parts popping out from the body.

Jessica Loren (Juliana Harkavy - Dolphin Tale (2011), To Write Love on Her Arms (2012), If You Only Knew (2011)) is a rookie officer that has an adventurous first night at her new job. The movie revolves around Jessica working her last night at a police station that is transitioning. Jessica is the only one in the station, and everything is already packed and gone from the police station except bio-hazard waste from the armory that is being picked up by a Hazmat crew. Jessica’s father was a police officer that died directly a year ago in the line of duty. John Michael Paymon ( Joshua Mikel - We’re the Millers (2013), Terminator Genisys (2015), Kirksdale (2007), Million Dollar Arm (2014)) is a cult leader that is no longer alive. John and two of his followers have committed suicide in the prison directly a year ago and has been haunting the prison ever since. Jessica only knew about her father dying a year ago and did not know about John and his mates death/suicide. She is in for an eventful night as things began to go "bump in the night" and got too dangerous a little too fast. I will not spoil the movie because it is one that has to be seen on the big screen to be enjoyed the most.

Last Shift is a psychological tale of terror that should not be missed by horror fans, and I encourage all diehard horror fans to see this movie at the theaters if you can. The movie screenplay was almost flawless with no plot holes that I can notice/see. The editor did a fantastic job with his editing because it was flawless. The cinematographer, sound department, makeup department and special effects crew did a fantastic job. I found it funny that all horror movies have their lead characters walking around in the dark aimlessly with not much weaponry asking “who is there or what do you want? I encourage everyone to watch Last Shift because it is a pretty good horror movie with scary images and a beautiful storyline. I will see this movie again in theaters on October 6, 2015.

About Last Shift 2014

Title: Last Shift
Year: 2014
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.9/5 stars from 36 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 36
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: J. LaRose, Joshua Mikel, Jason Fusco, Lindsi Jeter, Mona Pirnot, Hank Stone, Erica Lea Shelton, Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Story, Natalie Victoria, Danielle White, Ashley Wilson, Sarah Sculco, Scott Poiley, Randy Molnar, Skyler Poiley, Mary Lankford Poiley, Amber Watson, Kathryn Kilger, Jeremy S. Brock, Amanda Defrance, Matt Doman
Writers: Anthony DiBlasi, Scott Poiley
Director: Anthony DiBlasi