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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ DVD Review

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Ben Fransham, Jackie van Beek, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte, Karen O’Leary, Mike Minogue, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Ian Harcourt, Ethel Robinson, Brad Harding | Written and Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Love it or hate it Twilight did a lot of damage for the vampire in pop culture. When the movies were finally over and done with and we were free of the scourge of the sparkly ones, the bloodsuckers stayed somewhat in the shadows, though recently making a comeback with good movies like Only Lovers Left Alive. With that spark of life given to the undead fiends, what they now need is a good injection of the red stuff to truly bring them back to glory. We may just have that in the form of What We Do in the Shadows.

From (one of) the creators of Flight of the Conchords,
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Mayhem 2014: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Review

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Ben Fransham, Jackie van Beek, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte, Karen O’Leary, Mike Minogue, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Ian Harcourt, Ethel Robinson, Brad Harding | Written and Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Day three of Mayhem hosted a sold out screening of New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. This was clearly the most popular film of the festival, confirming there’s a fair amount of interest generated from the reviews at previous screenings.

I will admit to not being overly familiar with Flight of the Conchords. It’s difficult to say for sure how much a bearing that had on my enjoyment of What We Do in the Shadows, but at times I got the impression there were references here I was missing that I’d be more tuned into were I familiar with Jemaine Clement
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