#100HorrorMoviesfor100Days Day 16

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Day 16: What We Do in the Shadows
Writer: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Director: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Year released: 2015

 

If you haven’t seen this movie yet you have to. I stumbled upon it during a late night Amazon search. It’s the perfect film to watch with someone who isn’t quite into horror movies. It’s a horror comedy. I don’t watch comedies. I don’t watch sitcoms, but really enjoyed this.

 

Overview: A comedy filmed as a documentary that follows vampires living in the modern era.

 

  1. Most of the 120 hours that were filmed were improv.
  2. The movie was filmed in New Zealand.
  3. The movie was brought to the U.S. after a successful Kickstarter campaign.
  4. The bars and nightclubs the vampires visited in the film are actual locations.
  5. The movie is based on a short film by Waititi and Clement.
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About Cynthia Pelayo

Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is the author of short story collection Loteria and the young adult horror novel Santa Muerte published by Post Mortem Press. Her short stories and poems have appeared in DM, Weird Year, Flashes in the Dark, SNM Horror Magazine, Seedpod, Static Movement, and more. Pelayo is the Publisher/Gravedigger of Burial Day Books and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She is currently at work on two novels and a series of short stories and poems. You can find her on Twitter at @cinapelayo or at cinapelayo.com