Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, & Jonathan Brugh) are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs. They are just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.
What we do in the shadows.
The Orchard, 2014.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Title from title frames.
Originally produced by The Orchard in 2014.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Clement, Jemaine, actor.; Waititi, Taika, actor.; Gonzalez-Macuer, Cori, actor.
The Orchard (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
Nominated for Best Horror Film at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Nominated for Best Film in the Generation 14plus Competition at the Berlin International Film Festival. Winner of the People's Choice Award in the Midnight Madness Program at the Toronto International Film Festival.
"Here it is at long last: a truly great vampire comedy. And also the funniest horror film to come out of New Zealand since Braindead." - Dan Jolin, Empire
Running Time: 86 mins
Filmmakers: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Features: Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Languages: English, German, Spanish