What We Do In The Shadows (2015) (Kanopy)
For my money, 2015’s hilarious What We Do in the Shadows still remains Taika Waititi’s finest film. Made in partnership with his regular collaborator, Jemaine Clement, who co-wrote, co-directed and also starred in this cult favorite, this mockumentary vampire-comedy is a screamingly funny delight —a smart, consistently inventive take on vampire lore which imagines a modern-day group of blood-sucking roommates who’ve been immortal for centuries, yet struggle to adapt into common society.
Released shortly after an era of Twilight blockbusters, What We Do in the Shadows cleverly and successfully bridges the gap between new-age bloodsuckers and the classic vampire traditions of yore. It contemporarily re-adapts these creatures in a way that impressively provides an original, respectful, and remarkably fresh and funny look at this mythical monsters. It’s a bloody good time, and one of the funniest movies in years.
Stream It on Kanopy.