If you took Nurse Jackie and moved her to the south and gave her even shakier morals, you would have 12 Hour Shift (or Nurse Jackie's Really Bad, No Good Shift, as I would call it.) Angela Bettis is great here as our lead nurse doing her best to survive a a long shift where everything just keeps going wrong. By the time the chaotic finale played out, I was ready for a nap myself!
This is a very talky film. It took a while to draw me in, it started abrasive and I don't think that relented, but I got more used to the world and started to enjoy it. These aren't very likeable people, but that makes them feel more real. I wouldn't have minded another hour of watching Johnny be an ass to more strangers and Jeremy get forceful with a few more non-knife-wielding ladies.
I liked Blood Feast, but this made me 20x happier that I had seen it beforehand. The levels of silly here almost reach Troma and there are so many obviously fake body parts flying left and right! I appreciate that they didn't go for some fake swirly effect when someone got hypnotized, just a wide eyed stare.
That ending is just wild, you got lazer beam eyes shooting people and a loud punk song about a stud pony and a…
It seems like every Michele Soavi film I see just ramps up the greatness. I started with The Church, which I enjoyed, but then I saw The Sect and that just blew it out of the water. Everything I could want in my Italian horror experience, a cult, a satanic baby, random plot choices. Now though, I've seen the ultimate Soavi film! This feels like a leftover gift from my birthday yesterday.