What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows ★★★★

What We Do in the Shadows is a wonderfully silly mockumentary about four vampires living in a flat together, in Wellington. It is the brainchild of Jemaine Clement (the funny one from Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (director of the marvellous Eagle Vs Shark); the comedy comes from the mix of asides directly to the camera, the physical comedy of vampire based antics and some sharply observed amusing scenes of domestic bliss when four men have to share a flat.

The lead performances, from Clement and Waititi, Jonathan Brugh and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer are expertly silly, throw in a wonderful cameo from Flight of the Conchords alumni Rhys Darby and you have the funniest film of the year, as Peter Bradshaw pointed out in his Guardian review.

For me, it is the best horror-comedy since Shaun of the Dead. And that is an accolade fit for few. However, just watch the "bat fight" and tell me otherwise. Hilarious entertainment.

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