Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Gukbe2000 A Supernatural Adventure Comedy for All Audiences! "It's in good company with THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA and ALIEN TRESPASS...charming and fun...THE NIGHT SHIFT is for those who can laugh at how silly this little horror genre can be." - Ain't It Cool News"I love this film! Fulmer...was likable, affable and relatable. Lilley...was equally enjoyable...I absolutely loved Herbie! Story was also very well done with perfect pacing and progression...never gets mushy or lame...really nice chemistry between (Fulmer and Lilley). Fulmer played the character with just the right amount of humor and seriousness to keep the character real. The oddity, the interestingness, and the affability of the main character; everything comes together and makes for a really good experience. A definite buy. It's just that good." --A Little Dead Podcast"Full of campy fun...entertaining" --28 Days Later Analysis"Funny, action packed little film with a lot of potential to be a cult classic. The story was unique and the acting was all very professional. The story definitely had enough substance to fill out the running time and there weren't really any slow points. It's nice to see something as original and entertaining as The Night Shift."-- B Movies and Beyond"Scores an `A'. Seek out this campy and infectiously enjoyable horror comedy...a feast for all to enjoy. The Night Shift is pure and simply fun. It infects instantly with a vibe of sincerity...The reins are confidently gripped in the largely untried hands of this young Mr. Smith. He displays a deep and considered passion for his craft and an obvious respect for the eclectic heritage of the ghouls he has gathered here to conduct. Rue Morgan (Khristian Fulmer)...delights as the graveyards perpetually flummoxed caretaker. He also comprises one half of comedic double act that surprises by actually succeeding in drawing out both humor and empathy. Herbie (Soren Odom) is a scene-stealer...Erin Lilley's plucky portrayal of Cemetery overseer Claire Rennfield is nicely restrained...Jam-packed to overstuffed with inoffensive fun... a special treat...do yourself a favor, go give it a look-see - just don't forget to bring the kids."--Suite 101"Incredibly competent acting crew. Kristian Fulmer...proves to be a capable actor up to the task at hand. The story was interesting and involving enough that you could easily see a marketable big budget film squeezed out of the script sponge...audacious and daring...an entertaining piece of independent fun. 7/10"--Killer Reviews"Thomas Smith's THE NIGHT SHIFT is one of these special films with a great concept and a love of fun accessible entertainment. Smith's core concept with THE NIGHT SHIFT is pure gold. The interplay between Morgan and Herb is one of the best things about the film...it's classic Laurel and Hardy interplay and gives the film an immediate nostalgia for those bygone days of cinema...quite fun and engaging. (Smith) does what all great next-generation filmmakers do...(THE NIGHT SHIFT is) sweet 80's fare with a sly nod to the absurd, nostalgic heart and ample breadth of imagination."--Independent Film Reviews"A fun little watch...clever written script and some fun characters. I am excited to see what is coming up next from Thomas Smith. Give this film a shot. 7/10" -- Wicked Channel"Ambitious...old-school...storytelling done the old fashioned way. A unique and sincere independent film. Professional and competent...impressed with how Smith got the job done." -- Drive In of the Dead 10/24/2011