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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 (as Stuart Rutherford)
Ben Fransham ... Petyr
Jackie van Beek ... Jackie
Elena Stejko Elena Stejko ... Pauline (The Beast)
Jason Hoyte ... Julian
Karen O'Leary Karen O'Leary ... Policewoman
Mike Minogue ... Policeman
Chelsie Preston Crayford ... Josephine
Ian Harcourt 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Zimmer Küche Sarg See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Spanish dubbing mix)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Anton, werewolf: [to all the werewolves] What are we? We're...
[All, together]
Anton, werewolf: We're Werewolves, not Swear-Wolves.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs Nosferatu (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Nebuchadnezzar's Nine Wives
Performed by Niko Ne Zna
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If you liked spinal tap or best in show
25 August 2017 | by ianwilmoth-14058See 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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