Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s Vampire Mockumentary Is (Finally) Going To Enjoy a US Release
What We Do In The Shadows follows a house of anachronistic vampires as they navigate life in modern New Zealand.
After a Sundance premiere back in January 2014, loads of critical praise, and a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign last month to release the film widely, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows is now (finally) slated for release in theaters across the US.
What We Do in the Shadows follows the misadventures of a house full of vampires (the rebellious Deacon, the dandy Viago, sexual deviant Vladislav, and the newly turned Nick) as a documentary crew captures their misguided attempts at adapting to the banalities of twenty-first-century life, like doing housework, paying rent, and securing formal invites into nightclubs. Co-written and directed by Waititi and Clement, the film takes the current trope of glamorous, sparkly vampires and turns it completely on its head—there’s nothing less sexy than two ancient vampires arguing about whose turn it is to wash the dishes.
The schedule of release dates and participating theaters can be found here.