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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jemaine Clement ... Vladislav
Taika Waititi ... Viago
Jonny Brugh ... Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer Cori Gonzalez-Macuer ... Nick
Stu Rutherford Stu Rutherford ... Stu
Ben Fransham ... Petyr
Jackie van Beek ... Jackie (as Jackie Van Beek)
Elena Stejko Elena Stejko ... Pauline (The Beast)
Jason Hoyte ... Julian
Karen O'Leary Karen O'Leary ... Policewoman
Mike Minogue Mike Minogue ... Policeman
Chelsie Preston Crayford ... Josephine (as Chelsie Preston-Crayford)
Ian Harcourt ... Zombie
Ethel Robinson Ethel Robinson ... Katherine
Brad Harding 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some interviews with some vampires.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What We Do in the Shadows See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,940, 15 February 2015

Gross USA:

$3,469,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,263,224
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Spanish dubbing mix)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Viago and Deacon came to New Zealand from Germany, though Deacon is originally from Romania, along with Petyr. It is implied that Vladislav is also from Romania, as his character is named after after Vlad the Impaler. See more »

Goofs

At the Unholy Masquerade, the camera pans from a packed dance floor to a large mirror which shows only Stu dancing as a single zombie claps along to the music - except that all the witches, banshees, and other zombies should also be reflected. See more »

Quotes

Vladislav: We should get some slaves!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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Lastochka
Written by Sergey Shnurov
Performed by Sergey Shnurov (as Leningrad)
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User Reviews

 
A great film
3 August 2014 | by lachlan-71-358174See 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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