Day Shift Review

DAY SHIFT. (L to R) Jamie Foxx as Bud and Dave Franco as Seth in Day Shift. Cr. Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2022

Day Shift Takes Viewers Back to the Camp Horror Genre

It’s been a long time since there’s been a campy horror movie that was made for any other reason than just to enjoy it. But that is exactly what Day Shift is. Releasing on Netflix this weekend, this modern horror/action movie will have you laughing and is a fun movie – with few jump scare moments and only a few bits of gore – Day Shift brings an action movie that is just there for a fun ride.

DAY SHIFT. (L to R) Zion Broadnax as Paige and Jamie Foxx as Bud, in Day Shift. Cr. Netflix © 2022

Day Shift follows Bud, a vampire bounty hunter who is trying to not only get back into the Vampire Hunter Union so he can make enough money to keep his ex-wife and daughter in the city. But with a new type of vampire making the rounds, and Bud now on a probation basis with the union, it’s not as easy as he thought it was.

The movie will remind viewers of other horror franchises, and almost feels like a mix between Blade, Resident Evil, and Zombieland. One of the horror films that almost feels like it sits on the line between campy horror, comedy, and almost an actual horror film. Because the movie feels so much like these other franchises, it will easily be enjoyed by a lot of different audiences.

Although the movie poster and even trailer focus heavily on the appearance of Snoop Dogg in the movie, he probably only has a few minutes of screen time. While his character is important to the story, fans watching to just see him may be disappointed in the lack of time he actually is in the movie.

Despite the movie having a lot of appeal to a variety of viewers, it also offers something that we don’t see often – a lot of physical visual effects. It doesn’t rely on CGI throughout the film, instead, there are several stunt actors and others doing physical stunts and fighting throughout the movie. There, no doubt, are some CGI effects used throughout, but the dedication to using physical effects is something that shines in this movie.

Day Shift will be on Netflix on the 12th for all subscribers.

Overall Rating:

Four Star Review

About Day Shift:

Jamie Foxx stars as a hard working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters.

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