A rookie cop's 1st shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a living nightmare.A rookie cop's 1st shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a living nightmare.A rookie cop's 1st shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a living nightmare.
If you're watching this:
1.Watch alone or cuddle up with someone who doesn't talk, they'll ruin the whole effect.
2.Eat prior, not during.
3.Do not use any sort of tools while watching (nail file, clippers, screwdriver etc..)
4.You'll need a light blanket for the chills.
I'm somewhat of a horror movie connoisseur - from 1 star to 10, there are few I miss. It's easy to get desensitized to the mayhem and after a while there are few things you haven't seen...and then I watched LAST SHIFT.
I think what made this movie the most terrifying is the simplicity - which seems to work for some people and not others. I enjoyed the one woman show, and what a woman at that! Juliana Harkavy was a perfect cast, reminiscent of Rhona Mitra. I truly hope to see more from her. She spends the majority of the movie alone and right from the get go you can feel how much impact that has on the tension..I watched the movie alone in the dark and at 2:15a.m.I'm still feeling THAT tension.
LAST SHIFT genuinely frightened me. I had shivers, hot flashes of fear, I had to put all projectiles out of arms length and sit on my hands to avoid the reflex of smacking myself in the face to cover my eyes, and of course sudden bouts of turrets associated with all movies in which the person should NOT GO THAT WAY!!! I have LAST SHIFT fever.
All in all, it's not a huge Hollywood blockbuster and it worked out better in this case. It was riveting to be scared again - I thought I'd been totally numbed to horror movies and I was pleasantly and painfully reminded that there's always another scream just around the corner.
Great job, thank you to the cast, crew, and director for making my night!
- Oct 27, 2015