‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Trailer: Jemaine Clement’s Vampire Comedy
By Empress Eve
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Back in May, a trailer was released for What We Do In The Shadows, a horror-comedy from Flight of the Conchords co-creator and star Jemaine Clement. That trailer for the movie, which marks Clement’s directorial debut, didn’t really seem to capture the humor present in this vampire mockumentary, which has gotten raved reviews from its film festival showings.
Now, a new trailer has been released that is more on the mark. Watch it here below.
The documentary-style comedy centers on a group of vampires roommates and their struggles and triumphs throughout the day. Clement’s Eagle vs. Shark director and co-star Taika Waititi also stars, along with Jonathan Brugh and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer.
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that’s filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.