Anthony DiBlasi’s supernatural horror LAST SHIFT is coming to UK DVD & VOD on Monday 18th January 2016 courtesy of Solo Media and Matchbox Films. Starring Juliana Harkavy (The Walking Dead), Joshua Mikel (Nashville) and J LaRose (Saw III & IV).
Rookie police officer Jessica Loren has been assigned the last shift at a transitioning police station and must wait for a hazmat crew coming to pick up biomedical evidence. Ordered not to leave the station under any circumstance, Jessica comes to learn that it’s more than just an outdated station, its home to the ultimate embodiment of evil and his devoted blood thirsty followers. Jessica is left to fend for herself in the Devil’s playground.
The slowest of starts put us right into the heart of Loren’s situation, alone, secluded with a dark yet eerily absence of sound within the environment. The slow pacing paints the picture nicely so that any jump scare or odd peculiar activity not only piques Lorens curiosity but the viewers also.
The slow burn does become quite tedious after a while but it is leading somewhere, there’s only so long you can hold the tension before you get acclimatized, but just when you think you’re getting comfy the film throws a nice little curve ball to rear your interest once more.
It all leads to a rather intense climax that just borderlines along the ridiculous and strange but we’re going with the flow as it’s weird and wonderful at the same time.
While the movie does stumble in places and happily glides over some of the finer details it’s not too bad for a little indie Horror, the acting is solid, enough twists to keep it interesting after the slow start and overall it’s entertaining.