Netflix’s new vampire hunting movie Day Shift brings back an old classic: combining action, horror, and comedy into a fun, audience-thrilling package. It helps to have a leading man like Jamie Foxx, and a director like J.J. Perry.
First-time director Perry, a veteran stunt performer and action choreographer, brings electric action sequences to the movie, while Foxx and co-star Dave Franco layer on the charm. Perry talked to Polygon about his love for movies that can combine the three genres of action, horror, and comedy.
“When you have those three ingredients and implement them perfectly,” he says, “you’ll always have the upper hand on the audience.”
Perry’s work on the John Wick franchise and his longtime friendship