I do appreciate a fun vampire movie, and Day Shift is exactly that. It definitely gets its inspiration from The Lost Boys that’s for sure, which benefits the film greatly.
The plot sees Jamie Foxx trying to be a regular father, but everything is front for his real business as a vampire hunter. He is willing to do anything to protect his family from forces who want to harm them.
So this film sees vampires as members of society and establishes there are certain types, each one more difficult to kill. We see that identified straight from the beginning when Foxx’s characters faces off a vampire that is very acrobatic to say the least.
There are the common vampire tropes displayed in this one such as not casting a reflection in the mirror and sunlight being harmful to them. It still takes a stake in the heart to kill them and sometimes a decapition though depending on the type of vampire, they just find it more of a nuisance.
Dave Franco also stars as the inept assistant and we also see Snoop Dogg as the legendary vampire hunter type. There’s a few scares, some pretty funny moments, and it’s even heart-warming at times. And in case you forgot the influence Lost Boys had on this film, the final line will remind you.
All in all, this movie was pretty fun to watch, I enjoyed myself with it. I was laughing more than scared, and I did appreciate the design of the vampires. When they got all bendy, it showed what a threat they could be. This is currently streaming on Netflix if you decide to check it out.
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