What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

DVD - 2015
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Vulvus, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Paramount Pictures Corporation, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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LPL_EliH Mar 30, 2018

A quirky and quite funny slice of life (er-- slice of undeath?) look at what's it like to be a modern vampire in New Zealand. Surprisingly, there's actually some amount of plot and introspection of the characters, which just enhances the film's weirdness and charm.


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Wattage
Apr 09, 2018

Probably the greatest vampire movie of all time, written, directed and starring the genius behind "Thor Ragnarok"
The story follows a share-house of New Zealand vampires as they go about their business, negotiate who does the dishes, and get into arguments with werewolves.

SPPL_Anna Apr 07, 2018

"What are we?"

"Werewolves, not swear-wolves."

LPL_EliH Mar 30, 2018

A quirky and quite funny slice of life (er-- slice of undeath?) look at what's it like to be a modern vampire in New Zealand. Surprisingly, there's actually some amount of plot and introspection of the characters, which just enhances the film's weirdness and charm.

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VonHafenstaaad
Nov 05, 2017

There is such a thing as a running gag, but the longer a gag runs, the less funny it tends to be. This would have made a nice 10 minute short humor segment, but a full blown movie? Nope! Just to long and this subject to oozing more boredom than gore OR laughs.

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falconchrist
Nov 04, 2017

This mockumentary is brilliant but not for everyone it seems from the number of low reviews.

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TheeAvebury
Sep 12, 2017

Lame attempt to make a mockumentary a la Spinal Tap but with vampires- but the laughs are few and far between. Made by one of the creators of Flight of the Conchords- there seem to be a lot of online troll heroes trying to make out like this is a laugh a minute romp- it isn't- I laughed three times, which is pretty low for a comedy- and yes I " understand " dry humour- when it's funny. The premise is just stretched too thin for the movie to be truly successful.

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juliamlaser
Sep 07, 2017

HILARIOUS! I loved it, we quote it all the time now.

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Calvacade
Aug 30, 2017

I don't know- I wasn't too fussed by this movie. It has a pretty basic premise-Spinal Tap with vampires instead of musicians- but it really didn't have a lot of laughs, aside from a couple here and there. I guess my expectations were too high with one of the creators of Flight of the Conchords on board ( now there was a funny show ).

ArapahoeTiegan Aug 30, 2017

Hilarious mocumentary about vampire flatmates. I am so glad this exists!

AL_JENNY Aug 23, 2017

A surprisingly hilarious mocumentary about vampires living together as roommates in New Zealand. Fans of Flight of the Conchords will recognize some familiar faces!

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Dieu_D Dec 22, 2016

We're vampires, we don't put down towels.

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LearningEveryDay
Feb 04, 2016

"Don't bother me when I'm doing my dark bidding on the Internet."

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jimg2000
Sep 28, 2015

How are these funny or witty?
Vamp A: I went in to the lounge the other day and there was blood all over my nice antique couch.
Vamp B: Which one, the red one?
Vamp A: Well, it's red now, yeah. If you're going to eat a victim on my nice clean couch put down some newspaper on the floor and some towels. It's not hard to do.
Vamp B: We're vampires! We don't put down towels.
Vamp A: Some vampires do.
Vamp B: Well, not serious ones!
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Vamp X: Yes, some of our clothes are from victims. We might bite someone and then... you think, 'ooh, those are some nice pants!'
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Vamp X: Just pay attention. Pay attention. Laugh with the group. You will not remember the last hour and a half, of what you have just seen. You will forget... the contents of this movie.

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mexicanadiense
Aug 19, 2015

"We're werewolves, not 'swearwolves'!"

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Boobychuk
Jul 05, 2015

Boobychuk thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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splbibliosucks
Apr 11, 2015

Spoof of 3 modern day Vampires doing a documentary (comedy).

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