Are you tired of sexy movies? About sexy people playing sexy vampires? You know the ones where they do sexy things with sexy humans who will later become sexy vampires? If you are, then What We Do in the Shadows, a mockumentary, might be for you!
The film does one things very well, make vampires hilarious. Gut busting-ly, eye watering-ly, pants wetting-ly hilarious.
How does one go about making blood-sucking servants of the night hilarious? Well, for starters, it makes their lives as mundane as ours. They can’t figure out what to wear (because they can’t see their reflections), they can’t get into clubs (because no one will invite them in) and they will burst into flames if they come into contact with the sun (you nerdy shut in you), which doesn’t even being to scratch the surface of a movie bursting at the seams with hilarious dialogue, sight gags and slapstick. If you’ve ever thought to yourself “I bet slapstick would be funnier if vampires were involved” then congratulations on your outside the box thinking because you’d be right.
All of this comes together in what is easily the funniest movie I’ve seen in five years. “Oh really, funnier than Hangover 3” I hear you say, driving the last nail into the coffin that was your new years resolution to be less snarky this year. Yes, yes it is funnier than Hangover 3.
But don’t take my word for it, the whole movie is available on iTunes and was just released on DVD.
If nothing else, you’ll get a new perspective on why vampires prefer virgin’s blood. You won’t believe you never thought of it before…