Vampires are so hot right now. And so are Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. Combine those ingredients and you’ve got what looks like a very funny movie.
As it says on the website: “This feature is based loosely on a short film that Waititi and Clement made in 2005.
Although it has been eight years since they came up with the idea, this certainly proves that good things take time, but vampire mockumentaries take about eight years.”
And here’s the synopsis:
Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern
society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else – except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old room-mate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must show him the ropes and guide him through his newfound eternal life. And in return they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashions, technology, and the internet. But it’s the introduction of Nick’s human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampire’s lives and attitudes towards the ever-changing world around them. When Stu’s life is threatened, the vamps show us that maybe humans are worth fighting for, and that even though your heart may be cold and dead, it doesn’t mean you have no feelings.