Film of the Week: What We Do In the Shadows (2014)


Taika Waititi directs himself, Jermaine Clement and Jonathan Brugh in a mockumentry following some pretty old vampires “flatting” together in modern Wellington.

After quickly  and expertly establishing the characters and setting,  WWDITS settles into a consistently funny and affectionate look at a bunch of misguided, out of time bloodsuckers. Weird, gleefully naive and with wonderful turns of phrase this downmarket bunch of horrors gently hit comedy gold so many times that I shan’t be surprised if I grow even more attached to it and them with each future viewing. Your (and my) new favourite comedy is dead but delicious.


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