What We Do In The Shadows, film review: Repetitive and too long, but there is plenty of hilarity along the way


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This is a Spinal Tap-style vampire comedy, shot as if it’s an observational documentary.

At its best, it is very funny indeed, with delightfully dry performances from Waititi (writer-director of record-breaking Kiwi comedy Boy) and Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame.) They play vampires who share a house with other bloodsuckers in Wellington and are continually bickering about such subjects as the washing up and the rent. The film does repeat itself and seems a little stretched at feature length – but there is plenty of hilarity along the way.