October is one of my favourite months while I am in the northern hemisphere. The crisp morning air, the transition of leaves from greens to golds. Everyday on my walk, the colours and view is changed. It is magical. Another great reason for this month is I rewatch some of my favourite films, and one of my yearly favourites is What We Do In the Shadows.
We stayed in New Zealand for half a year, many years ago. While we were there I became enamoured with the show Flight of the Conchords. Flight of the Concords is about a couple of New Zealanders who are experiencing the highs, lows, and ridiculousness of life while they try to make a living as a rock band. One of the two main actors is Jemaine Clement. In a nut shell, he is hilarious. Everything he is in or voice acts in has a quirkiness to it that tickles my funny bone.
The mockumentary, What We Do In the Shadows, follows the daily issues of flatmates, but with vampires. The challenges of flat life and what habits annoy and others than might caught them to be burned alive. How does one stay entertained for a millennia? What do you do when your roommate doesn’t follow through with their house chores? If these are questions you would like answers too, then this is the movie for you.
Photo Credit: Unison Films
And if you decide that this quirky humour is to your liking, they also now have a TV show! I have not watched it all yet, (I am pacing myself to enjoy all its greatness), but so far, it has lived up to the movie.
So if you are looking for a mature, funny movie, there is gore–they are vampires–then grab some popcorn and make yourself at home in the dark.