Highly Suspect Reviews: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’


What if I was to tell you that one of the best movies you’ll see this year is a vampire film? And what if I was to tell you that it wasn’t just a vampire movie, but a vampire comedy? You’d probably say something like, “Oh man, the Unusual Suspects have lost it.” And while that is probably true (perhaps we came in to this having never had it at all) What We Do in the Shadows is indeed all that and a bag of AB negative.

Jemaine Clement is a very old vampire. He lives in a flat with three other vampires. During the nights they go out and kill. During the day, they sleep. For centuries they have subsisted thusly. So you can’t help but imagine they’re probably a little bored. Enter a camera crew who they’ve agreed to let film a documentary about them. Sadly, the truth of the matter is, these vampiric archetypes aren’t as cool as the classic literary and film vampires they resemble. In fact, they’re all kind of a bunch of schlubs.

Diva, Chris and Michael can’t think of enough good things to say about this little New Zealand film that could. And there’s more than a few puns. Sorry.

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8 thoughts on “Highly Suspect Reviews: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’”

    1. Also “Boy” is another very good film by Taika Waititi. It’s very funny but a bit more serious than WWDITS, if you haven’t seen it I would recommend it.

  1. Saw it with my friends a while back, really really enjoyed it. Watched it twice within two days even, it has a ton of clever quirky twists on Vampires actually being in the modern world. “I mean to have lived as long as he’s lived, seen the things he’s seen… And still have it kinda together? That’s something ya know”

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