Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
This is filmed like a documentary, a camera crew following around a group of vampires in New Zealand. This movie is brilliant. Totally fun and full of laughs. There may have been some singing and dancing. Definitely dancing.
The movie starts with Viago waking up his three flatmates: Deacon, Vladislav, and Peter. Deacon hasn’t done dishes in 5 years and Vladislav and Deacon’s messy feeding has stained Viago’s antique sofa, so Viago holds a flat meeting to air out the grievances.
There are many brilliant moments in this movie. My favorites involved the vampires getting ready for a night out. Since they can’t see themselves in a mirror, they assist each other in other ways. I’m still laughing. Loved the ‘bat’ fight and the ‘We’re werewolves not swearwolves.’
I absolutely loved this movie. If you’ve not seen it, do yourself a favor and get a copy. Per the recommendation of my sister and nieces, I purchased this movie on dvd. I’m not sorry. I’m going to watch it again.
What We do in the Shadows gets the coveted beer is optional rating. If this movie doesn’t make you laugh, I suspect you’re deader than a vampire.
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