The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Trailer: Vampire Mockumentary "What We Do In The Shadows"

Honey Buzz ~ Trailer: Vampire Mockumentary "What We Do In The Shadows"

It's been discussed before that the line between horror comedies and comedies with horror elements is a very fine one. I'm a sucker for films of both kinds, especially when they're done like What We Do In The Shadows - now, we're obviously advocates of indie film, and I'm a personal fan of anything hatched out of New Zealand (personal bias, sorry not sorry).


This particular horror comedy/mockumentary has been making the festival rounds all summer/fall, and an official trailer has finally been released, and it's fucking adorable. Directed, written, produced and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, this vampire mockumentary is exactly what I hoped it would be, which is equal parts charming, awkward, and (an overused word at this point in its run) hilarious.


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.  

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS will be in theaters February 13, 2015