The Review/Short Read/

Hump Day Movie: What We Do In The Shadows

A mockumentary about vampires is just what you needed.

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Feb 16, 2016

If Wednesdays in February could be described using only two words, the most apt would be "profound ennui." During this time of year, the good people of Toronto want nothing more than to be holed up in their warm homes, covered in more blankets than a human frame should safely hold and aggressively eating as many carbs as possible. The weather is garbage right now, and the sun is but a distant memory.

How better to embrace the aforementioned omnipresent darkness than by watching the best vampire comedy of 2014, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's What We Do In The Shadows? Following the surprisingly delightful misadventures of a group of vampires living in Wellington, New Zealand, this is a film for anyone who felt that the Twilight franchise glossed over some major details of vampire life. Want to learn the horrifying truth of what a sink full of dishes dirtied by vampires looks like? Are you interested in a blueprint for vampire/​werewolf reconciliation? Have you been wondering if that guy from Flight of the Conchords is a legitimate vampire? This film will answer two of those three questions, and will fill you with dread when you realize which two. Happy watching, friends. See you at the Unholy Masquerade Ball.