What We Do in the Shadows Review: Bursting With Life

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What We Do in the Shadows is Best in Show with vampires. Why that wouldn’t appeal to anyone is beyond me, but if it doesn’t, turn back now.

This is the mockumentary film gone supernatural, and it totally works. So long as you know the basic rules of vampirism (no sunlight, crucifixes, etc.), you will have a ball as the film doesn’t waste a single moment of your time.

Clocking in at just under 90 minutes, What We Do in the Shadows manages not to outstay its welcome yet also feel completely fulfilling in that every corner of vampire mythos has been turned over. We follow four vampires, ranging from age 183 to 8,000, that live in a flat in New Zealand. They come out at night to pray on the unsuspecting humans of Wellington. But being awake only at night has left them pretty far back in the past. That all changes when they accidentally turn Nick (Cori Gonzalez-Maucer) into a vampire. From there, the old timers learn about the Internet and start exploring the world a little more.

The film makes the most of its mockumentary style, using talking heads of the vampires complaining about each other and such. This isn’t the type of movie that’s going to make a big impact on your life or anything, but it doesn’t try to be either. It’s simply meant to be original and make you laugh, both of which it succeeds at. Nothing more, nothing less. Grade: B+

By Matt Dougherty

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