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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
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Cast

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Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
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Julian
Karen O'Leary ...
Officer O'Leary
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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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Some interviews with some vampires.

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Comedy | Horror

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

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13 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 Zimmer Küche Sarg  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$128,520, 20 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,333,000, 10 May 2015
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(Spanish dubbing mix)

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1.85 : 1
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About 125 hours of footage was shot, most of which was improvisation from the cast. The process of editing that down to a 90-minute movie took almost a year. See more »

Goofs

When Deacon fights Nick in the streets, he is wearing a hussar jacket. When he arrives at Jackie's house just after the fight, he is wearing a fur coat. When he talks to Jackie, he is in the hussar jacket again. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: You were a virgin when we were seeing each other.
Nick: Yeah, I was twelve.
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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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Could this be real?
23 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Let me start with: I don't like "reality TV" at all. And there is a reason you have to put "", because it is anything but real. And while this isn't real either (obviously), it is so much more fun than anything and feels more like what good reality TV could be ... if there where Vampires that is.

The basics are clear. As is the fourth wall that is practically not existent, because we are in the middle of it all. Does it always make sense? Of course not, that is the nature of shows like that. How did the camera get in there beforehand? But at least the camera (or the guy holding it) get recognized a lot. The group of people behind this are popular, maybe not worldwide, before this movie came out, but at least "at home". And it shows, because of the chemistry they have. This is very well written and acted. Comedy timing is essential and in this case awesome.


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