Synopsis: A New Zealand film crew are given permission by a group of vampires living in a house share in Wellington to follow them with their cameras.
Stan's thoughts: If you like Spinal Tap then you'll probably like this. It's very silly and the antidote to the plethora of vampire movies that have been hitting the big screen in recent years. Cool vampires these ain't, in fact they are the only ones who think they are cool.
The makers of Flight of the Conchords are behind the film which may recommend it to some people (never seen it myself). The 'film crew' follow the vampires through their pretty mundane domestic life arguing about whose turn it is to wash up, complaints about blood on the carpet and the relentless search for a bar or club that will 'invite' them in.
Then when Petyr the 3,000 year old vampire who lives in a stone casket in the basement makes a new vampire, Nick, it shakes things up a little. Nick introduces his human friend Stu to the group who in turn shows them how to use modern technology like mobile phones and the internet.
This has got a limited UK release and the screening I was at was packed as a result with plenty of laughter throughout. In fact its the funniest film I've seen for a while, I was still chuckling at particular scenes hours later. Really hope it gets a wider release because it is very good and makes a refreshing change for the usual comedy offerings on the big screen.
- Stan’s 80%
- IMDB 80%
- Metascore 67%
- Rotten Tomatoes 93%
- RT Audience Rating* 88%
* Based on number of people who rated the film 3.5/5 and higher