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1,756 Ratings

What We Do in the Shadows

New Zealand, United States, 2014
Comedy, Horror, Fantasy


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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What We Do in the Shadows Directed by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
While parodies and spoofs have a long cinematic history, rarely do such works possess the narrative cohesion and emotional integrity of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's literate and well-observed vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows.
February 09, 2015
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Bloody, hilarious, and ultra-quotable, this one demands repeat viewings. In fact, for the first time in my Sundance history I considered returning to a film for a second helping—and I wish I had.
March 05, 2014
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It's been a while since mockumentary aesthetics have seemed fresh in our post-The Office culture, but the clever writing and daily conflicts experienced by the characters allow What We Do in the Shadows a unique combination of dark comedy and pathos.
February 17, 2015
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