Poster for 'What We Do in the Shadows,' the Funniest Vampie Movie You'll Ever See

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:08 Written by  iamrogue
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Poster for 'What We Do in the Shadows,' the Funniest Vampie Movie You'll Ever See

The U.S. poster for What We Do in the Shadows has arrived, so now's the time to say it: the funniest vampire movie you will ever, ever see could use your help.

Not to hype it too much, but What We Do in the Shadows is great, packed with cleverness, comedic invention, and genuinely soulful characters worth really caring about.

Co-directed by Flight of the Conchords co-creator Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, it's a mockumentary about four vampires who are roommates in contemporary Wellington, New Zealand.  Viago (Waititi), Vladislav (Clement), and Deacon (Jonathan Brugh) are creatures of the night who have found a comfortable rhythm between each other and Petyr (Ben Fransham), the 8,000 year-old vampire in the basement.

They're old school fiends, sleeping in coffins, flying, hypnotizing people, sucking blood, and fearing garlic and crucifixes.  More than that, though, they're old.  Each immortal vampire is defined by the era in which they turned and the centuries they've spent alive.  Basically, they're hopelessly out of touch, and their slow catch-up with 21st century life leads to plenty of hilarity and even a touching moment or two.

As you can see from the poster, which debuted on Moviefone, What We Do in the Shadows has rightly won oodles of critical acclaim on the festival circuit, but if you want to see it on the big screen in your town, it's going to be up to you.  Keep reading.

What We Do in the Shadows already won fans in New Zealand, and it is indeed coming to America on February 13th.  But as of now, it's only opening in New York and Los Angeles.

Like any good comedy, What We Do in the Shadows is best enjoyed with a crowd in a theater.  If that's how you want to see and you don't live in either of those two coastal cities, you can support the film's expanded, wholly independent theatrical release by pledging to Clement and Waititi's Kickstarter.  The more you pledge, the more theaters the movie will end up in.  Plus you get lots of goodies, which the co-directors and co-stars explain:

This movie is a gem, the kind of picture you share with your friends and return to again and again.  It's totally worth supporting a unique, funny, lovely little film here in the States.

If you're not convinced, check out the first six minutes of What We Do in the Shadows:

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