Hold on to your organs, it’s going to be a long shift! I recently had the pleasure of checking out the new comedy/horror/thriller, 12 Hour Shift, and it definitely left a lasting impression.
This film was written and directed by Brea Grant (The Stylist 2016 – read our review here). The cast includes Angela Bettis (May 2002, The Woman 2011), Chloe Farnworth (Departure TV series), Nikea Gamby-Turner (Colombiana 2011), Kit Williamson (All The Creatures Were Stirring 2018 – read our review here), and David Arquette (Scream franchise).
Synopsis for 12 Hour Shift
It’s 1998, and over the course of one night at an Arkansas hospital, a junkie nurse, her scheming cousin, and a group of black market, organ-trading criminals get caught up in a heist gone wrong.
This film is so much fun, dark and gritty, but has enough comedic relief to help balance everything. I love the story and how everyone gets involved in the mess whether intentionally or unintentionally.
12 Hour Shift has a killer cast, so it’s not surprising that all the performances were phenomenal. Angela Bettis is a brilliant actress and always delivers award-winning performances, especially in this one. She plays Mandy perfectly, and I can’t picture a more perfect actress for this part. Chloe Farnworth is also fantastic, delivering hilarious one-liners and charisma. I also really enjoyed Nikea Gamby-Turner’s performance as well, and she had great chemistry with Angela Bettis. Last but not least, you can’t go wrong with David Arquette. Ever. I love his character and wanted to see more of him!
Beyond the performances, the cinematography is beautiful throughout this film. There are several scenes throughout 12 Hour Shift that leave a lasting impression due to the camera angles, lighting, and overall atmosphere.
I wasn’t expecting that ending! It’s one of my favorite final scenes since The Devil’s Rejects. It’s a bizarre series of events that ends with a bang!
I’ve always been a fan of Brea Grant. She’s a great actress, and now she’s proving to be a fantastic writer and director. I think this film will definitely help further her career, and I hope that we can expect to see more quality stories like this from her. Magnet Releasing will release 12 Hour Shift in theaters and On Demand October 2, 2020. I highly recommend checking it out for a good time!