Available since August 12 on Netflix, “Day Shift” continues to be a hit on the streaming platform. A little gem of originality that offers us a dusted-off vision of vampires. And for good reason ! Never before had we seen creatures of the night contort like this. A winning bet coupled with a brand new jargon that appealed to the greatest number.
A myth revisited
For a first feature film, director JJ Perry hit hard by offering us an offbeat vampiric plot. The Horror Comedy Day-Shift introduces us to Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx), a divorced family man who will do anything to get his family back. Our man has a week to pay for his daughter’s braces and school fees. Otherwise she and her ex-wife will leave California. Fortunately, his job as a swimming pool specialist hides a completely different reality. A much more lucrative profession that he exercises in secret…
That of solo vampire hunter, since he was put in the closet for overzealousness. The older the eliminated creature, the more tickets its sharp canines bring. In his quest to pull teeth, Jablonski is assisted by Seth (Dave Franco). The accountant of the International Syndicate of Vampire Hunters has no choice but to watch him closely. Indeed, our man was recently reinstated thanks to the support of his former teammate and mentor, Big John Elliott, camped by Snoop Dogg.
In addition to the family stakes and the captivating action scenes, the spectators particularly liked the news related to our dear blood drinkers. We already knew of their lack of reflection, their aversion to garlic or their intolerance to the sun. But we never knew them allergic to ebony, which our hero mixes with the condiment for more efficiency. Without forgetting its silver thread capable of decapitating those who do not look further than the end of their nose. Never had we seen either a vampire applying some kind of sunscreen to get out safely. Neither twist like this to frighten us more.
Whether they are “juveniles” aka zombie vampires or “elders” aka the most powerful and fast in existence, all perform breathtaking choreographies to keep their teeth. The secret of the production of Day-Shift ? Long-toothed actors are played by contortionists !
Day-Shift becomes all the more captivating when we know how much the actors have given of themselves to offer us combat scenes as original as they are impressive. In this regard, do not hesitate to read our article on the three reasons why you absolutely must see this film.
Day-Shift the return ?
The streaming platform currently has no not announced the possibility of a sequel. However, hope is allowed knowing that Big John is not dead. Or rather if, knowing that he was probably bitten in the tunnel while playing the hero. He would thus have mutated since we discover him coming out of a manhole and lighting a joint during the final scene, throwing in passing:
That’s what I love about Los Angeles, all that vampire shit.
Seth having also been bitten but proving himself capable of not attacking Jablonski, we can well imagine the two men teaming up again. There is no doubt that our shock duo will be given new schedules… At night this time! The land ultimately turns out to be much more exciting than Carole’s office so coveted by the young first. Remember that after Project Power and the family series stop daddy you hate me shame, Jamie Foxx signs with Day-Shift his third collaboration with Netflix.