What We Do In The Shadows

Year Released: 2014
Main Stars: Jemaine Clement, Jonny Brugh , Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Ben Fransham, Rhys Darby
Review Date: July 2017
Last watched: May 2017
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: TV (Cable)

“We’re werewolves not swearwolves!”  (thanks, Alex Arabian, good quote!)

More Docu-comedy than film, it’s clear early on that this was made by a family of like-minded people rather than a bunch of accountants.

Such a silly film and yet there’s a class that only the New Zealanders can bring. Jemaine has a rare camera presence that makes you wonder if he exists outside of the TV. Taika, Jonny and Ben ooze undead appeal and there’s nothing wrong with any of the production once you get into it.

That took me a bit of time as I hadn’t heard about this one so wasn’t prepared for the format. However when I got the idea of it I wanted to keep going and I had a good laugh.

Funny but not everyone’s cup of tea. Students, kids of most ages, adults, horror buffs and probably a few pensioners – as long as you get it, you’ll get it.

Loved the werewolves.

Interesting fact – IMDB has a credit for Adolf Hitler although he’s listed as Uncredited.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Twice.
Keep DVD?
No, maybe, depends on the extras.
Watch if on TV?
Yes.
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog the creatures of the night. Make sure there’s nice pillows though, let’s keep it comfy.

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One Response to What We Do In The Shadows

  1. Alex Arabian says:

    Nice review. “We’re werewolves not swearwolves!”

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