What We Do in the Shadows

Film, Comedy
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
What We Do in the Shadows

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Fans of ‘Toast of London’ will instantly get this comic horror mockumentary from New Zealand about four vampires living in a suburban semi. We meet the gang at a bad-tempered house meeting. Eighteenth-century dandy Viago (basically a gormless Edward Scissorhands in a frilly ruff), is in a tizz about the dirty dishes. His housemates are medieval Vlad (Jemaine Clement from ‘Flight of the Conchords’), a vampire in the orgies ’n’ impaling old-school tradition. Ex-Nazi vampire Deacon is the baby, a slip of a boy at 183. Things start going wrong for the gang when 8,000 year-old Nosferatu lookalike Petyr, who lives in the basement, turns a tattooed student into a vampire. This isn’t much more than a series of ridiculously dotty sketches, and might have worked better as a sitcom, but it’s surprisingly hilarious. Witness the housemates making friends with a computer programmer who introduces them to the wonders of modern technology. What do vampires Google? Pictures of virgins and videos of sunrises, naturally.

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Release details

Rated:
15
Release date:
Friday November 21 2014
Duration:
85 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Screenwriter:
Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Cast:
Jemaine Clement
Taika Waititi
Jonathan Brugh

Users say (8)

4 out of 5 stars