What We Do In The Shadows - 2014
Shadow Pictures Ltd - 82 min.
DVD UPC #9415600114384(NZ single); 9322225203808(AU single); 778854216495(CA single); 0888750831996(DE single); 032429227416(US single)
Blu-ray UPC # 9322225203198 (AU single); 9415600114513 (NZ single); 9322225201910 (AU 3-disc set); 5055002559747(UK single); 778854222991(CA single); 0888750832092(DE single); 032429229236(US single)
Cast: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Jackie Van Beek, Ben Fransham, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte.
Crew: Screenplay: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement; Directors of Photography: Richard Bluck, D J Stipsen; Editors: Jonno Woodford-Robinson, Yana Gorskaya, Tom Eagles; Original Music: Plan 9; Production Designer: Ra Vincent; Costume Designer: Amanda Neale; Makeup & Hair Design: Danelle Satherley; Visual Effects Supervisor: Stan Alley; Producers: Emanuel Michael, Taika Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley; Directors: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement.
This is a horror comedy about four vampires who are trying to get by in modern New Zealand. They are flatmates with the usual problems of rent, housework and trying to get along. When 8000 year old 'Petyr' turns a 20-something 'Nick" into a vampire, the rest of the guys do their best to "teach him the ropes" and guide him through his now life. In turn, 'Nick' tries to teach the others about modern society fashions, technology and even the internet. When 'Nick' introduces them to his friend 'Stu', that changes the vampire's "lives" and attitudes. So when Stu's life is threatened, they all decide that maybe humans are worth fighting for. Again, subtitles would have been helpful, as some of the dialogue was difficult to understand. I ended up wishing that the producers had taken the "alternative universe" approach, such as that used with 'Perfect Creature', except to make it comedic.
Censor Rating: R13 - Review Rating: B-
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