Early next year we’ll have a contender for one of 2015’s funniest films, a New Zealand vampire comedy that actually premiered nearly a year ago at Sundance. Writers and directors Taika Waititi (Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) debuted What We Do In the Shadows to major acclaim and now we’ve finally got the first U.S. trailer.
We were fans of it at the festival, saying in our review, “Although the documentary style affords some off-the-cuff moments that don’t always land, the major gags result in significant laughs. The duo also makes sure to start small and amp up the scope with each new sequence. With a slim running time and considerable chemistry, What We Do in the Shadows is proof that the vampire genre is alive and well as long as it’s in the right hands.” Check out the new trailer below.
Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
What We Do In the Shadows will be released on February 13th.