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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:
... Vladislav
... Viago
Jonny Brugh ... Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer ... Nick
Stu Rutherford ... Stu (as Stuart Rutherford)
... Petyr
... Jackie
Elena Stejko ... Pauline (The Beast)
... Julian
Karen O'Leary ... Policewiman
Mike Minogue ... Policeman
... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Some interviews with some vampires.

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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Trivia

Each of the main characters are similar to a vampire from a famous vampire movie: Petyr is analogous to Nosferatu, Deacon reflects Bela Lugosi's Dracula, Vladislav is comparable to Gary Oldman's Dracula, Nick is reminiscent of Edward from Twilight (2008), and Viago is like Louis de Pointe du Lac from Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). See more »

Goofs

During the trial of Stu when Vladislav (Clements) is talking to Viago (Waititi), you can see Vlad break character and smile. He quickly goes back to a straight face. See more »

Quotes

Viago: Yeah some of our clothes are from victims. You might bite someone and then, you think, 'Oooh, those are some nice pants!'.
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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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Leave The Door Wide Open
Performed by Black English
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User Reviews

If you liked spinal tap or best in show
25 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

you'll probably love this- it follows the mockumentary format excellently but ups the ante because its following a cast of actual (in the worldof the movie) vampires. (oh and some werewolves make a hilarious cameo.). But within the conceit of being a mockumentary its played totally straight.

The few special effects scenes are really well done for the budget and all the more powerful because they knew to do it sparingly.


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