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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer ...
Stu Rutherford ...
Stu (as Stuart Rutherford)
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Petyr
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Jackie
Elena Stejko ...
Pauline Ivanovich, The Beast
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Julian
Karen O'Leary ...
Officer O'Leary
Mike Minogue ...
Officer Minogue
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Josephine
Ian Harcourt ...
Zombie
Ethel Robinson ...
Katherine
Brad Harding ...
Vampire Hunter
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Storyline

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Written by Production

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Some interviews with some Vampires

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for bloody violent content, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 Zimmer Küche Sarg  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$128,520 (USA) (20 February 2015)

Gross:

$3,333,000 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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(Spanish dubbing mix)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The directors were able to bring screenings of the film to the United States after a successful Kickstarter fund-raising campaign. See more »

Goofs

Around 10 minutes in, the vampires draw pictures of each other to show how their clothing looks because their images don't reflect in the mirror. While the vampires themselves wouldn't show up, their clothing should. Since the cup one vampire is holding does show in the mirror, proximity to the vampire's body shouldn't be a factor. See more »

Quotes

Vladislav: You will not eat Stu and you will not eat the camera guy...
Vladislav: Maybe one camera guy.
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Crazy Credits

There is a brief "hypnotic" session at the very end of the credits. See more »

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References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »

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The Turk
Performed by Quakers
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Absurdly Funny!
10 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie, knowing nothing about it before, and it completely blew me away. It had me gut-busting from the very first scene throughout the entire movie. The premise of vampire flatmates is absurd, but it works great, because the movie takes its characters just serious enough for the audience to be somewhat emotionally invested in them. The chemistry between the actors is also great. But of course, the biggest strength of the movie is, that it delivers laughs on a very consistent level. Seriously, there was probably a joke every minute, that made me laugh so hard, I cried. I really don't wanna oversell this one, but I think this might be the funniest mockumentary since "This is Spinal Tap". If you like mockumentaries, dark comedy, vampires, or are just generally into humor, definitely go see this one. This is the funniest movie of the year so far, but I'm sure, that won't change.


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