Wednesday, 25 June 2014

What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

Wellington has been bitten by vampire fever recently. Suddenly, vampires are everywhere you look, including the places you'd never suspect. @DeliciousNecks are infiltrating Twitter and Vellington has effectively been rebranded. Just look at what's happened to the Wellington Airport sign:

There is a good reason, of course. Last week, a locally made mockumentary-style comedy premiered in Wellington and opened our eyes to the undead world living around us. Written, directed and starring the very talented Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, What We Do In The Shadows (2014) follows three vampires trying to get by in a modern world.

The movie begins at the crack of dusk with an unsuccessful flat meeting and looks at some of the practical challenges vampires face each night, from dressing themselves without being able to see their reflection, to not being able to enter their favourite bars without an invitation. Wellington's nightlife plays a starring role and Courtenay Place takes centre stage.

I'll admit to not really understanding the fascination others hold for vampires, zombies and other creatures of the night, but What We Do In The Shadows is really funny. The audience laughed throughout and I'd happily recommend it to anyone looking for a good giggle.

Check out the official trailer here, then go see the movie for yourself.

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