Spoiler-Free Review of “Day Shift” on Netflix: Jamie Foxx hunts down Vampires

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“I’m not exactly a pool cleaner…”

Day Shift premiered on Netflix on August 12th 2022. The vampire action comedy film stars Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, Karla Souza, Meagan Good, and Steve Howey. It runs for an hour and fifty-three minutes.

A pool cleaner named Bud’s real gig involves hunting down vampires, but when he needs to come up with cash quick to help his family, he gets paired up with an unlikely partner while an uber vamp tries to get her revenge on him.

Here is the trailer:

Day Shift has a fun cast and some flashy fight scenes, but does it do enough to set itself apart from other vampire films? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Entertaining cast!

Jamie Foxx is always great in everything, but I especially loved the team-up between him and Dave Franco. The two characters clashed in every obvious way, but I actually think the strongest parts of the film involved these two interacting. They kind of channeled the vibe of The Other Guys, which was a lot of fun.

Snoop Dogg had a small part as well, along with Steve Howey from Shameless. The entire cast was pretty decent and they helped elevate the film when it was dragging at times.

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Flashy fight scenes.

The fight scenes definitely had a John Wick style and execution. If you’re looking for lots of action, you’ll get enough in this one. The fight scene at the hive in the suburbs was probably my favorite, but there’s plenty of these scenes to enjoy up until the very end.

The Cons:

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Doesn’t do enough to set itself apart from other vampire films…

This film clearly attempted to draw from The Lost Boys and From Dusk Till Dawn, but it never achieved anything close to either of these films. There were some cute names for different kinds of vampires and an interesting value system when it comes to fangs, but everything felt very shallow for the most part.

I also didn’t think that the majority of the humor landed, which was disappointing. There were some good moments between Foxx and Franco, but not everything else translated well in my opinion.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

This movie has some entertaining moments and I think it fills in nicely as the “movie of the week” on Netflix, but it doesn’t do enough to reach its full potential. Either way, if you like Jamie Foxx, you can still give this one a whirl.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Day Shift in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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