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Movie Info & Cast


Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires living together and trying to cope with modern life; from paying rent, doing housework, and trying to get into nightclubs, they're perfectly normal - except for their immortality, fangs, and thirst for human blood. When their 8000 year-old housemate, Petyr, turns 20-something Nick into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern life.


  • Jemaine Clement
  • Taika Waititi
  • Jonny Brugh
  • Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
  • Stu Rutherford
  • Ben Fransham
  • Jackie van Beek
  • Elena Stejko
  • Jason Hoyte
  • Karen O'Leary

Did You Know?


  • The bars and nightclubs the vampires visit are actual bars in Wellington's entertainment district based around Courtenay Place.
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  • When Deacon fights Nick in the streets, he is wearing a hussar jacket. When he arrives at Jackie's house just after the fight, he is wearing a fur coat. When he talks to Jackie, he is in the hussar jacket again.
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    • Vladislav: We're vampires, we don't put down towels.
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Feb 16, 2015

At a brisk 86 minutes, What We Do in the Shadows never sags or drags, delivering its comic punches with surgical precision and then getting off the stage. Being immortal doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of timing.

Metacritic review by Alonso Duralde
Alonso Duralde
Nov 18, 2014

A very funny Kiwi take on vampire lore and its application to the modern world.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter