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

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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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