Rating: 8 of 10
“So. Much. Fun!” This horror-comedy mockumentary is one of THE BEST vampire movies, ever.
Synopsis: “Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and sticking to the housework roster 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 flatmate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must teach him the ropes and guide him through his new found 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 can’t feel anything.” (source)
An instant favorite! I laughed out loud beginning to end. From the opening scene, Viago waking up in his coffin with that little grin to the camera, I was all-in. After watching the rented DVD, I went out and bought my own copy on blu-ray, and I’ve watched it at least 10 times since then. Okay, okay; in truth, it’s been more than 10. The exact number will remain private.
There are numerous lines I use all the time in my everyday life…probably too much. My favorite, spoken by Viago, “…because it’ll mean more police will come, possibly even Christians, which is totally the last thing we need in this house.”
Highly recommended if you enjoyed movies like HOUSEBOUND or TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL, and especially if you love Flight of the Conchords.
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“Werewolves not swearwolves.”
(Psst! If you adore the wolf pack as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know a sequel is in the works: We’re Wolves.)
(Watched DVD on 7/25/2015)