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May 1, 2014

Is 'What We Do In The Shadows' The Next 'Shaun of the Dead' ???

Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite movies. It introduced the world to actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright... even though some where slightly familiar with them from a little British TV show called Spaced. The movie took a horrifying concept (a zombie outbreak) and added comedic twists to make the movie quite an adventure. It is a zany look at what people might ACTUALLY do in the terrible urgency of a Zombie Outbreak... and it is absolutely hysterical. Well another movie has come along that threatens to show a funnier side to another monster menace (this time vampires). And this one might even be funnier than Shaun of the Dead!!! 'What We Do In The Shadows' comes from the minds of Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement. They are the men behind the brilliant but underrated HBO TV show 'Flight of the Concords' and the romantic comedy 'Eagle vs Shark'... and they are bloody brilliant when it comes to quirky comedy. The New Zealanders team up once again to show the regular folks in the world what goes on in a house occupied by 3 Vampires. Viago, Vlad, and Deacon are three vampires of varying ages that have become housemates for eternity. In order to spice up their lives they decided to invite a documentary crew to follow them along and portray how vampires really live. But soon after they meet a super young vampire named Nick... and he is not down with the traditional living ideals of the trio and urges them to try some new stuff. The results seem to be quite humorous... and have a great buzz building around it after a solid showing at Sundance Film Festival. Maybe it can doe for Waititi & Clement what it did for the likes of Wright, Pegg, and Frost. I for one am anticipating it, and it is going to be released sometime this year pending who ends up with the rights to it... check out the full trailer for a small taste of what is in store for you!

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