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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

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Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
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Stu (as Stuart Rutherford)
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Petyr
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Jackie
Elena Stejko ...
Pauline Ivanovich, The Beast
Jason Hoyte ...
Julian
Karen O'Leary ...
Officer O'Leary
Mike Minogue ...
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Josephine
Ian Harcourt ...
Zombie
Ethel Robinson ...
Katherine
Brad Harding ...
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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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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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Trivia

Jackie van Beek (Jackie) was in the early stages of pregnancy while filming. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Vladislav: Leave me to do my dark bidding on the internet!
Viago: What are you bidding on?
Vladislav: I am bidding on a table.
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There is a brief "hypnotic" session at the very end of the credits. See more »

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References Man Bites Dog (1992) See more »

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A great film
3 August 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Lot's of people are disregarding this movie due to "Lack of plot" or "Poor cinematography".

This isn't supposed to be that sort of movie, it's a mockumentary, done in the style of a documentary.

They have nailed that look perfectly, and the plot doesn't matter in a comedy.

The comedy is great, the deadpan nature of it is hilarious, the jokes are brilliant.

Go in with the open mind that it's not your classic style of comedy.

I think it's a great movie.


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