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What We Do in the Shadows

May 26th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Indie film What We Do in the Shadows (tagline, “Interviews with Some Vampires”) is a horror/comedy mockumentary about a group of vampires living together in Wellington, New Zealand. Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords is one of its stars.

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

It sort of sounds like what Being Human would be if it were played for laughs.

Here’s the official trailer:

They’ve also posted a couple of other teaser ads: Passing Time, Hypnosis in the Shadows, and Incubus Seeks Succubus. I expect there’ll be more to follow.

Looks like fun.

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