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What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Horror | 2005 (New Zealand)
Three male vampires who share an apartment are interviewed by a TV crew.


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Cast overview:
Jonny Brugh ... Deacon (as Deacon Brugh)
Taika Waititi ... Viago (as Count Viago)
Jemaine Clement ... Vulvus (as Vulvus the Abhorrent)
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer Cori Gonzalez-Macuer ... Nick (as Nick Macure)
Stu Rutherford Stu Rutherford ... Stu (as Stuart Rutherford)


Who says being an undead creature of the night is easy? With this in mind, three ancient friends and centuries-old vampires--Vulvus, the romantic and somehow temperamental Lord Byron wannabe; Viago, the 19th-century flamboyant dandy, and Deacon, the 107-year-old youngster--invite a documentary crew to shed light on a vampire's daily life. Starting off from the fateful day of their eternal metamorphosis, the modern-day blood-sucking city dwellers do not shy away from answering thoroughly personal questions about their delicate flatting situation--after all, this is an interview and not a mere excuse for a quick and easy meal. Will we ever find out what vampires do in the shadows? Written by Nick Riganas

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Eternity Sucks.


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This original short version is available as an extra on the Blu-ray of the feature, What We Do in the Shadows (2014). See more »


Vulvus: We are vampires! We are vampires, not transvestites!
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Remade as What We Do in the Shadows (2014) See more »

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Mildly interesting for fans, but not nearly the film that the 2014 incarnation was.
15 January 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a short film that eventually was remade as a brilliant full- length film, "What We Do in the Shadows". Apparently this short floated around the internet for a while and was used to try to secure funding for the later movie.

What I immediately noticed about this 27 minute short is that it's incredibly low energy compared to the later film. The camera is nearly always stationary, the actors portraying the vampires sound almost as if they are half-asleep and the jokes are very, very few. Because of this, it's not a must-see for fans of the later movie. A few other things you will notice if you watch this one is that the actors' voices are a bit harder to understand as the prosthetic vampire teeth apparently were difficult to talk with clearly. And, the music is very cheap and simple....as is this film itself. Not a terrible film but one that is a mere shadow of its later incarnation and not terribly enjoyable.

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