Came home from the office today and decided at the last minute to stop off and grab a happy hour beer, eat some food, and watch an hour or so of LOL cat videos.
Happy hour came to a close, decided that was enough hilarity for the time being, paid my tab, packed up the left-overs and began to walk out of the pub.
I was in my office outfit (slacks, nice shirt, etc) in a sports bar, making my way to the door when halfway through exiting the place my shoulder bag strap broke. KERPLUNK - this big old hip-level monstrosity and all it's contents plummeted to the cement floor. It seemed like hours that I just stared at this bag and it's contents on the ground thinking:
"...do ... do ... I ... just *carry* it now...?"
For over 20 years I've slug a bag over my shoulders. Never in my life do I recall carrying anything that resembled a briefcase for more than a minute. I picked up everything, held my head high, grabbed the "emergencies only" handle at the top of the bag, marched out the door, and proceeded to walk the near mile home - carrying my bag like a briefcase hero (although I felt like an absolute idiot).
It was right about this time that I received a text from a best friend highly recommending the mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. Coincidentally, I had just rented this film a couple days ago the for the specific purpose of reviewing it during my October Challenge! For nearly a year now this movie has come highly recommended to me from several different sources.
I took this text, during a time when I was telling myself: "You don't look like an idiot carrying this briefcase bag, you don't look like an idiot carrying a briefcase bag" as a sign it was time to finally see this reported marvel of a mockumentary. Not only that but it's about a bunch of 100 + year old vampires trying to adjust to the modern world. I'm a 37 year old woman and could barely adjust to the fact that my bag turned into a briefcase. The time was ripe to watch this film.
So here we go! I'll see you after the film!*************
Oh My Word!!
So so so so smart, sharp, jam-packed with gallows humor, and a hilarious joy ride for horror fans and those who are not entirely horror fans.
Personally, they won me over when the vampires first ran into a pack of werewolves (nearly West Side Story style). Note - it got more interesting when they ran into the werewolves later...
Here we have a documentary crew (not exactly found footage) recording the "day-to-day" of four vampires living together. The dramas of assigning chores, dating, friends, living in the 21st Century, living with the living, etc., all relayed with wit, charm, and in a bloody mess.
This is a hilarious, well done, rather brilliant film. LOVED IT.
Watch with a group of smarty pants or anyone who spent too much time in the Goth clubs. Pairs with tea cups (what's in them ... questionable), raw meat, and anything that brings a bunch of enemies together.
This was in fact one of the best films to see after the silly little day I've had. I suggest plugging this one in for anyone who needs a laugh after a serious, not serious day.