12 Hour Shift (2020)

12 Hour Shift
Director: Brea Grant
Writer: Brea Grant
Cast: Angela Bettis, Chloe Farnworth, Mick Foley, Kit Williamson, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Tara Perry, Brooke Seguin, David Arquette
Part of: SLASH Filmfestival
Seen on: 19.9.2020
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Plot:
Mandy (Angela Bettis) is on night shift at the hospital. As a nurse, her work is taxing and doesn’t pay very well, so she found herself a side hustle, together with her colleague Karen (Nikea Gamby-Turner). They make sure that organs find their way to the black market via Mandy’s cousin Regina (Chloe Farnworth) who is responsible for the delivery. But when one of their packages goes missing, Regina and Mandy both have to scramble to find a replacement – as if the normal night shift at the hospital wasn’t enough work already.

12 Hour Shift was announced as a very political film and while there is a certain criticism of the pressures nurses are under, it was less political than I expected from the announcements. But it was definitely more fun.

The film poster showing Mandy's (Angela Bettis) eyes, her face covered in blood.
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After Midnight (2019)

After Midnight aka Something Else
Director: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella
Writer: Jeremy Gardner
Cast: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Henry Zebrowski, Justin Benson, Ashley Song, Nicola Masciotra, Taylor Zaudtke, Keith Arbuthnot
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 21.9.2019
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Plot:
Hank (Jeremy Gardner) thought he was happy with Abby (Brea Grant) but one day she was gone and just left a weird note. And then, in the night, a monster starts coming to their house, trying to break in. Hank barely sleeps anymore and hopes to find some proof of the monster’s existence. But even more than that, he hopes to find a way to get Abby back.

After Midnight had a lot to live up for me because Gardner’s The Battery is still one of my favorite films I ever saw at the /slash Filmfestival. I was a little afraid that I had maybe pushed my expectations too high for After Midnight, but I need not have worried: After Midnight is a wonderful that again made it to my favorite films list of this year’s festival.

The film poster showing a monstrous creature in a bloody heart.
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