What We Do in the Shadows is a mockumentary that follows a group of vampire housemates in their day-to-day lives. Turns out, they face many of the same kinds of irritating daily minutia that humans do. Annoying roommates, arguments about chores, making new friends, and even werewolf drama are all played out in hilarious scenarios. Directed by and starring Taika Waititi, this cheeky film is both for lovers of the vampire genre and those looking for something a little different than the typical vampire flick. Take a look at the small details fans found in What We Do in the Shadows, and vote up the ones you find to be hilariously fun.
1. Each Character Represents A Famous Vampire
From Redditor u/fuzzy_lolipops:
The main characters each pay homage to classic or well known vampires. Petyr as Count Orlok from Nosferatu, Deacon as Bela Lugosi's Dracula, Vladislav as Gary Oldman's Dracula, Viago as Louis from Interview with the Vampire, and Nick representing Twilight.Fun detail?
2. Katherine Was A Real Retirement Home Resident
From Redditor u/Tokyono:
The retirement home where Viago finds Katherine is a real retirement home. Katherine was also played by one of the residents, Ethel Robinson. She was “thrilled” to be in the movie. Jemaine Clement even put fangs in her dentures.Fun detail?
3. The Vampires Do Not Have A Reflection During The Chip Scene
From Redditor u/TheNightmayor:
In the chips scene, none of the vampires have a reflection on the table.Fun detail?
4. The Cashier Ended Up Being A Real Vampire After All
From Redditor u/dafoosball13:
When the vampires take Nick out partying, they stop at a convenience store where the cashier claims he's a vampire (much to Nick's disbelief). Later on at the Unholy Masquerade, the cashier is attending. So he is, in fact, a vampire...Fun detail?