Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
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
During the scene in the bar when the viewer first meets Jackie, the song "The Captain" by The Phoenix Foundation is playing in the background. The band is based in Wellington, NZ, where the movie is set and filmed. See more »
The Unholy Masquerade occurs on 6 June 2013, depicted as a full moon night in Wellington. In reality, the moon there was a waning crescent that night. See more »
Outstanding, The Office meets The Flying Conchords
I laughed and laughed and laughed.
This is not a Vampire Movie, this is a mockumentary about some flatmates who happen to be vampires, just, y'know, incidentally.
It is laugh-out-loud (LOL, young people) funny for extended periods. There is a lot of under-stated humour, but it has the feel of Peter Jackson's Bad Taste, made on weekends over an extended period - "what can we do in this scene to make it even funnier?"
Being from NZ, I feel unsure whether I am on the the inside of an in-joke (the police officers, for example) but plenty of people seemed to get the Conchords, so who knows, really.
If you "get" The Office and you "get" The Conchords, you'll love it.
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