Friday, January 15, 2016

Last Shift (2014)

Rookie cop Jessica is assigned to work security at the old police station on the last shift before it closes. The building is already locked up and the phones forwarded, but they need someone there to let in the hazmat team.  There's no explanation as to why the hazmat team can't schedule a time to show up, rather than randomly coming by in the middle of the night.

Since the place is already closed, Jessica will be the only one on duty.  When she arrives, the surly officer on the previous shift is antagonistic and tells her not to leave the building.  It's not a good start, but its uneventful compared to the rest of the night.  She hears noises, a homeless guy breaks into the building, and furniture is moved around.

When arresting the homeless dude, she gets locked in a cell for awhile before the door opens as mysteriously as it closed behind her.  She gets repeated phone calls from a girl that needs help.  She sees people but can never find them, and all the furniture in one room gets stacked up in a pile.

At first she thinks she's begin hazed because she's a rookie. But when she calls the new station, she's told that the building she's in is rumored to be haunted by the Payman family, a cult-like group similar to the Manson family, who died in the cells.

I can understand why a rookie wouldn't want to call for help when she feels she's being hazed.  But a bum broke into the building, so why not ask someone to bring him to the new station to book him.  And when she finds out people think the building is haunted, and they moved to a new building due to the incidents, you'd think she'd be smarter.

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