[Quickie] See This Movie: What We Do in the Shadows (2015)


What We Do in the Shadows is a horror comedy mockumentary coming from New Zealanders Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords) and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark), who both star in the film as well. It is a hilarious take on the vampire genre. Essentially, a camera crew is following around four flatmates who just happen to be immortal vampires as they try to get into clubs, clash with a similarly underwhelming pack of werewolves, and attempt to contain a newly anointed vampire who doesn’t know how to be discrete.

This film is hands down the funniest film released in 2014 (internationally; the U.S. release is in Feb. 2015). There are, as in most comedies, plateau moments. However, the majority of the film is laugh out loud funny. It is reminiscent of Flight of the Concords, only there are vampires in it. Currently, there is a Kickstarter campaign to spread this movie across the United States. Because of this, I assume the release of What We Do in the Shadows is fairly limited. If this movie is in your area, I definitely recommend you see it in theaters (movies are always funnier in a crowd, of course). If you want the movie near you and it isn’t, consider contributing to the Kickstarter campaign.


This review was brief, but believe me that it is worth a watch. You can find it on Amazon:

What We Do in the Shadows [VOD]

What We Do in the Shadows [Blu-ray]


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