Missed Malum in theaters? Watch Last Shift on Tubi!

Photo: Last Shift (2014).. Image Courtesy Shudder
Photo: Last Shift (2014).. Image Courtesy Shudder /

If you are a horror fan, you are probably aware of Malum, which just received a limited theatrical release. You may even know that Malum is a reboot of a 2014 film called Last Shift. But have you actually seen Last Shift?

You know how people in social media horror groups are always bemoaning the fact that no horror film actually scares them anymore? They always end up begging fellow horror fans to recommend a movie that will keep them awake at night.

There are a small handful of films I recommend these people check out, but I always tell them to start by turning out the lights, putting their phone away, and watching these movies alone for maximum effect. And one of the films I always tell them to watch is Last Shift. I too am a longtime horror fan, and while I truly, madly, deeply love horror, most of it doesn’t really unsettle me too much. Last Shift did.

Last Shift spends much of its storyline focused on a young woman named Jessica Loren (Juliana Harkavy), a rookie police officer. Loren is following in the footsteps of her father, a police officer who was killed on duty years earlier. She is determined to do a good job, despite the fact that her mother is constantly pleading with her to follow another career path.

Last Shift
Photo: Last Shift (2014).. Image Courtesy Shudder /

Loren has been assigned to work the last shift at a police station that is being permanently closed (the department has moved to a new building). She is in fact the only officer working the creepy, mostly empty building that fateful night, and she has been instructed to remain at her post until the HAZMAT team arrives to remove some evidence from the station.

It’s an easy enough job at first, even a boring one. But soon enough, Loren’s evening begins to take a bizarre turn, and that’s where the terror comes in. It starts with the appearance of a homeless man she finds urinating in the hallway. Then she begins getting phone calls from “Monica”, who claims to have been taken hostage by a cult.

When the rookie contacts dispatch for help, she is assured that all calls are set up to go to the new station, but Monica keeps calling the old location instead. The homeless man reappears, chairs and other items start moving around on their own, and finally, Loren’s once-boring night at work becomes a true horror show.

Last Shift continuously amps up, and doesn’t wind down until the gut-wrenching ending. It’s an underappreciated horror gem, and most fans of the genre agree with that assessment when they finally watch it.

Anthony Blasi, who wrote and directed Last Shift, also took the writing and directing helm for Malum. It tells the same basic story, with some tweaks added in, and although I haven’t had the chance to see it yet, I am definitely going to catch it once it is available On Demand.

In Malum, Jessica Sula takes on the role of Jessica Loren, and the reviews thus far have been pretty positive. But, if you didn’t get to catch it in a theater, you can watch Last Shift for free on Tubi. Go on, what are you waiting for?

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Did you watch Malum in a theater? How does it compare to Last Shift? Tell us all about it in the comments section.