The Hilarious “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” Out in FebruaryNews Samuel Zimmerman
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is viscerally funny. The vampire mock doc from Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi is rapid fire in its succession of laughs, be it line delivery, physical comedy or the simple joy of spending time with these rich, silly characters and their rich, silly world. From its Sundance World Premiere, I’ve been excited for fans and readers to see it. Now, an official release date has been announced.
Unison/Paladin Films, together with Funny Or Die, will release WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS this February 13, 2015 in New York and Los Angeles, with expansion to follow throughout the month. In the film, “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.”
If you’re in New York City, you can see the film this Friday (Halloween) at Lincoln Center’s annual, stellar Scary Movies fest. You can even win tickets to the screening from Fango. For more on WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, see our Sundance review here and (courtesy of UK distributor Metrodome) see the first six minutes below.