The Night Shift (film)

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The Night Shift
Directed by Thomas Smith
Produced by Erin Lilley
Written by Thomas Smith
Based on The Night Shift
by Thomas Smith
Starring Khristian Fulmer
Erin Lilly
Soren Odom
Jordan Woodall
Music by Soren Odom
Cinematography Soren Odom
Fighting Owl Films
Distributed by R Squared Films
Release date
  • October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)[1]
Running time
123 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10,000[2]

The Night Shift is a 2011 American zombie comedy film directed and written by Thomas Smith. It stars Khristian Fulmer as a cemetery watchman who must contend with undead residents and paranormal occurrences.


A night watchman at the local cemetery deals with zombies and other residents who refuse to be still. Along with his skeleton sidekick Herbie and boss Claire, he must confront a hostile takeover from a rival cemetery, a werewolf, and Adremalech, a powerful demon.


  • Khristian Fulmer as Rue Morgan
  • Erin Lilley as Claire Rennfield
  • Soren Odom as Herbie
  • Jordan Woodall as Curly
  • Jonathan Pruitt as Capt. Roderick Blake
  • Don Bloom as Doc
  • Andrew Crider as Adremalech
  • Brendon Cooke as Wolfman


The film was shot in Mobile, Alabama from May to June 2010.[3][4] Director Smith self-financed the film; the budget was approximately $10,000. Smith's influences include Steven Spielberg and 1950s-era B movies. It was based on a short film of the same name directed by Smith.[4]


R Squared Films released The Night Shift on DVD on October 25, 2011.[1]


Mark L. Miller of Ain't It Cool News called it "charming and fun" and recommended it to fans of horror spoofs.[5] Vance Garrett of Independent Film Reviews called it "a fun and engaging Sunday afternoon diversion that is more than suitable for family viewing."[6]


  1. ^ a b Hallam, Scott (2011-08-18). "R-Squared Films Acquires The Night Shift For Distribution". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  2. ^ Dumas, Michael (2011-10-26). "Mobile-area production company Fighting Owl Films releases 'The Night Shift' on DVD". The Birmingham News. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  3. ^ Miska, Brad (2010-06-30). "Supernatural-Adventure-Comedy 'The Night Shift' Wraps". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  4. ^ a b Harrison, Thomas B. (2011-09-19). "The INDIE EFFECT: Fighting Owl Films gets distribution deal for its feature 'The Night Shift'". The Birmingham News. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  5. ^ Miller, Mark L. (2011-05-06). "THE NIGHT SHIFT (2010)". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  6. ^ Garrett, Vance (2011-05-22). "The Night Shift (2011)". Retrieved 2014-01-10. 

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