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Last Shift (2014)

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

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Anthony DiBlasi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliana Harkavy ... Jessica Loren
Joshua Mikel ... John Michael Paymon
Hank Stone Hank Stone ... Grip Cohen
J. LaRose ... Patrick Black
Sarah Sculco ... Kitty Paymon
Kathryn Kilger ... Dorthea Paymon
Natalie Victoria ... Marigold
Mary Lankford Poiley Mary Lankford Poiley ... Birdie (as Mary Lankford)
Matt Doman Matt Doman ... Officer Ryan Price
Lindsi Jeter Lindsi Jeter ... Bashed Face Betty / Ghost Girl
Randy Molnar ... Steve Loren
Jason Fusco Jason Fusco ... Bio Joe / Paymon Follower #1
Scott Poiley ... Bio Clean #3
Jeremy S. Brock Jeremy S. Brock ... Detective
Skyler Poiley Skyler Poiley ... Ghost Girl
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From director Anthony DiBlasi comes a Manson inspired horror film centering around a transitioning police station. Officer Jessica Loren has been assigned to wait for a Hazmat team to pick up bio-hazardous waste from the station's armory. But unbeknownst to Jessica, cult Leader John Michael Paymon has haunted the department ever since he and two of this followers committed suicide a year ago to date. And now, Jessica is about to find out how dangerous they can be when she's left alone on this Last Shift.

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Fear the Ones Left Behind. See more »


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Rated R for bloody horror violence, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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The name Paymon is taken from the demon name Paimon. According to The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King, Paimon is one of the Kings of Hell, more obedient to Lucifer than other kings, and has two hundred legions of demons under his rule. See more »

Goofs

When Officer Price walk out from office, you can see crew reflections first on the window and second time on glass door. See more »

Quotes

John Michael Paymon: I am the dancing flame.
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Father, I Have Come for You
Written by Meghan Toohey
Performed by Meghan Toohey
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A low-profile horror without high-tech gadgets but surprisingly creepy.
15 October 2015 | by peterp-450-298716See all my reviews

"And the commotion the next morning... I got a glimpse into their cell. And the bodies were gone. But...pure evil covered those walls."

My first thought after watching "Last Shift" was : "Damn, Jessica Loren surely deserves a medal for her perseverance". If I was in her shoes I would have abandoned that police station the first second while putting up my middle finger to Sergeant Cohen. I wouldn't stay there a minute longer. But despite all suspicious noises, apparitions and supernatural events, she remains loyal to her post. Is she afraid to fail in her task so she won't be allowed to join the force ? Or doesn't she want to be inferior to what her father meant as a police officer in the past?

I must admit however that it's been a long time since I've seen such an extremely creepy film, although everything is soberly portrayed and there's minimal use of special effects. A rookie is trapped in an office all alone without a living soul to keep her company. All she has to do is get through the night until a cleaning crew arrives in the morning to clean up abandoned evidence. The end result is a series of terrifying scenes, terrifying noises and disturbing images. The film even managed to scare the crap out of me sometimes. Something I'm normally totally immune for.

Despite it being a low-budget film and it all takes place in one place only, they still made very good use of (although well known) horror techniques to make a lengthy horror-trip out of it. Maybe that's already a minor flaw. It all took too long. But eventually it was scary and creepy with a threatening atmosphere and constantly ominous. Especially the gradual tension buildup was successful. The full story is patiently clarified. Although I'm sick and tired of paranormal movies, I was pleasantly surprised.

Juliana Harkavy carries the whole movie in a convincing way. The movie focuses practically entirely on her. Even the group of crazy devil worshipers who start to haunt Jessica can only be admired briefly. There was even a sort of "Sixth Sense" moment with the assistance of police officer Ryan Price (Matt Doman). I just wondered what the tramp actually had to do with it all. Did he just pass by in search of his shoes? A rather bizarre person who served as filling. And despite their brief appearance the three Paymon family members were convincing enough to conclude that this family was extremely insane. Bloodcurdling testimonies which leave nothing to the imagination.

Unfortunately, the end ruined it all again. Uninspired and in terms of originality certainly not of the same level as the rest of the movie. The rest was certainly of a high level. Both the structure of the story, the sound effects and the editing were excellent in this psychological terror film

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paymon See more »

Filming Locations:

Sanford, Florida, USA

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Skyra Entertainment See more »
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2.39:1
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