You Have to Watch the Hilarious Opening Scene of 'What We Do in the Shadows'

You Have to Watch the Hilarious Opening Scene of 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Oct 28, 2014

This is the true story... of three vampires… who live in a house... drink blood together and have their lives taped... to find out what happens... when the undead stop being polite... and start getting real... What We Do in the Shadows.

The opening of the Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement film (the directors also star in the movie) introduces us to the concept of the vampire comedy: “Every few years a secret society in New Zealand gathers for a special event: the Unholy Masquerade. In the months leading up to the ball, a documentary crew was granted full access to a small group of this society.”

In the first six minutes of the movie we meet Viago, Deacon, Vladislav,and 8,000-year-old Petyr — all vamps who try to cope with the perils of our modern existence. It seems that the bloodsuckers live a life not unlike ours, dealing with lazy roommates who won’t wash the dishes and sitting through the dreaded flatmate meetings to discuss the mundane. Our own Erik Davis called the film “smartly written and super witty,” and wrote: “This is a movie that loves its vampires, first and foremost, and it never feels like it's exploiting the character solely because it's a hot trend. If you're fan of vampires and vampire lore, there's no doubt you'll dig this. If these guys represent the voice for spoof movies moving forward, we're in a really good place.”

What We Do in the Shadows doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet (look for it sometime in 2015), but it’s in U.K. theaters on November 21.

 

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