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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.
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Cast

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Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
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Stu Rutherford ...
Stu (as Stuart Rutherford)
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Jackie
Elena Stejko ...
Pauline Ivanovich, The Beast
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Julian
Karen O'Leary ...
Officer O'Leary
Mike Minogue ...
Officer Minogue
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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

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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:

$200,108 (UK) (23 November 2014)

Gross:

$3,333,000 (USA) (10 May 2015)
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(Spanish dubbing mix)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bars and nightclubs the vampires visit are actual bars in Wellington's entertainment district based around Courtenay Place. See more »

Goofs

The Unholy Masquerade occurs on 6 June 2013, depicted as a full moon night in Wellington. In reality, the moon there was a waning crescent that night. See more »

Quotes

Viago: Some people freak out a bit about the age difference. They think, "what's this 96-year-old lady doing with a guy four times her age?" And, you know, I don't care.
Katherine: It doesn't make any difference.
Viago: No. They can call me cradle snatcher, who cares?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Performed by Silver Daggers
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Brilliant
19 June 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

When you very nearly spray a mouthful of drink over the person in front of you, its generally a good indicator the movie is pretty funny. The sandwich joke had me in stitches! This movie doesn't rely on just a few jokes to carry it, they maintain a subtle layer of humour throughout and then have you in stitches with some brilliant jokes. The cast in this movie are well picked, and Stu was brilliantly played by...well Stu. Taiki Waititi & Jemaine Clement really get the whole dilemma of everyday life as a vampire! Hopefully this gets picked up and the masses get a chance to enjoy this wee gem. Loved this movie and would definitely recommend it. Gave this a 10. A must see!!


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