What We Do In The Shadows (2014) | Ep 77: Dead & Delicious

Vivi: [00:00:00] how would you say their name?

Erick: Boop. B beep, beep, scoop.


Feels like we need music

Vivi: that blaring music at the intro of this movie.

Erick: Yeah.

Vivi: It’s very like accordion heavy. It sounds like the polka almost. Ah, that’s B blurring to you. . Yeah. Well when you put in the DVD V, it’s really

Erick: loud. Polka is not that bad. I’ve heard enough of it during Pierogi Fest and it is pretty loud.

 Welcome back to Shake Out. Scared here with you as always, Eric Mvv. Today we’re talking about the 2014 Vampire film for once what we do in the Shadows, directed by Jermaine Clement and Tako tti. . But before we get into that, how are you Vivi?

Vivi: This is not our first vampire movie, technically.

Well, Ben Helsing was And then Blade. Oh, blade might have been first. Yeah. I

Erick: think I only said that because you always say we haven’t technically covered a just vampire film, but I think Blade counts.

Vivi: Well, he’s a vampire hunter.

Erick: There’s vampire, isn’t it? Oh, right. And he is a vampire .

Vivi: It’s not, it’s just not classic in the way that I would think, like Dracula.

Erick: what you [00:01:00] could say is Blade is what we do in the light, and then what we’re about to cover is what we do. And not that,. But how are you,

Vivi: I am excited to talk about this film.

Nervous because it’s mockumentary style and that is really hard to talk about. I feel like you have to watch it. .

Erick: Yeah. I almost wanted to say we should do it while watching it, but we’ll see how it goes.

Vivi: We’re trying our best here. Yep.

Erick: What do you have for creepy content?

Vivi: Well, I see you wrote down on the script here, , what I have for creepy content, but it’s scream Sex, which we did get to watch with our friends.

And I’m just gonna say I thoroughly enjoyed it was just a great time. How about you?

Erick: No spoiler takes.

Vivi: No, I, you know, I’ve seen some things on Twitter about certain characters not being what they wanted and things of that nature, but I feel like Scream has such a special place in my heart that I kind of shut off all that criticism and I’m just like, happy that there’s another one coming.

Erick: I see that. I thought it was great.

The reveal just hated the people who ended up being the killer. That was okay. Annoyed with them. . That’s fair. But I don’t think you’re supposed to like the [00:02:00] killer, right? I mean, the last few

Vivi: screens, unless they’re the originals. I think people love

Erick: billions too. Yeah, they were probably the last good non annoying, well, I guess they were annoying too, kind of, right?

Because you’re like, fuck these guys. But also classic killers for scream these, since I think the second one have been just annoying. Although I guess, no, I take that back. The second scream killers also are kind of like, whoa, mind blown. I think from three on is when I’m like, these guys suck. Interesting.

But that doesn’t take away from how good the movie is. So I think it was great. You should go check it out. If you haven’t seen it. I think it’s still in theaters by the time this comes out. Who knows .

Vivi: Do you have creepy content?

Erick: A few weeks back. We played famo phobia with Christina from a Spooky tails again, and we played with a few friends of mine who actually play the game.

 We jumped off of Famo phobia. We played inside the back rooms, which if you listen to the recent episode that I jumped on with Anthony from, fuck You Hext, we talked a little bit about the back rooms and the game was terrifying if you wanna see what the bathrooms is like, make sure to check that out. But we also watched Stream five it was kind of fun to revisit [00:03:00] five and then, you know, prep for six and it all came together pretty nicely with the sixth one.

Vivi: Yeah, cuz I had not seen Scream five since we saw it in theaters, so it was a nice refresher.

Erick: Yeah. So be on the scream kick, do your thing. now is the time until the seventh one we are getting one, right? Yes. Okay. Do it. Just do it now. , do you have anything for comfort content?

Vivi: I guess comfort content kind of goes along with this film, but in watching this, it made me want to go back and re-watch the series I was going through some medical stuff, but it was really nice to watch it and have it be comforting.

It’s so good. Sometimes I wonder if we should do like, maybe many episodes on the show, cuz I just love it so much.

Erick: Let’s do it. . I’m all for it. I love that show too much to not,

Vivi: what about you? What do you have for comfort content?

Erick: we actually went to a Nick Erman comedy show. If you don’t know who Nick Erman is, he is the one who plays Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation.

He also has a bunch of shows with like Amy Polar

Vivi: to the horror community. He recently had an episode on the Last of Us

Erick: Yeah. Which she talks about, which is really cool. It is a good [00:04:00] show. If he comes to your town and you still have the option to buy tickets, I would suggest watching it No Spoiler is for his comedy show, but I really liked his delivery.

He’s like a true inspiration I feel like Ron Swanson is a character pulls in a certain type of person, if you know what I mean. And in his show he kind of talks about like how that’s brought a little bit of drama to his life and he is not that character to say it shortly. It was a good time.

Vivi: Yeah, I thoroughly

Erick: enjoyed it. What do we have for today’s drink? Future us. Speaking of wine, ,

Vivi: bet you want wine about these fun facts. Mm-hmm. ,

Erick: no, there’s actually too much to cover and I am probably gonna have to bring up a couple when we talk about the movie because there was just so much. I got all these from a person I guess who had like watched the documentary commentary from Teka and Clemen.

Vivi: Oh, does ours have that?

Erick: No, ours didn’t. We bought it just for this and then ours just has play [00:05:00] settings and that’s just shut up and enjoy the movie. Yeah, I don’t even think it has subtitles, right? No, it doesn’t. . It says, bitch, you better fucking fix your ears. You’re doing you shit. Yeah. so somebody actually like, did a blog post about everything that they said.

while the film was mostly scripted, they let the actors ad lib a lot of scenes, so conversations would flow naturally. This obviously works out because a lot of the conversations as awkward as they feel, feel like so much funnier because of it.

Right? Yeah. You’re like, wow, these, these vampires are just so socially awkward because they are out of time. But if you can find the deleted scenes, apparently the directors admit there were a lot of scenes that just didn’t work out because of the ad-libbing sort of free

Vivi: speech that they had.

That’s crazy because while writing the script for this, there’s so many little jokes that I kept finding that I wanted to include, but then the script was gonna be like 20 pages long, and at that point you might as well watch this

Erick: movie . So no, I totally get the whole like having to ad lib and kind of let conversations flow naturally and having to delete a lot of it, because that’s pretty much the [00:06:00] gist of our show.

Vivi: It’s also the gist of mock ary style and I think I made a note of it, but I thought at this point, this is what, 2014? Mm-hmm. . Mockumentary was like on its way out, I feel. Hmm. Like we were still seeing a lot of it in like Parks and Rec and things like that, but for the most part, I kind of got the vibe that people were getting tired of it, but it worked so well with this movie.

Erick: Was it because we dealt with so many seasons of the office? Yeah,

the lore of vampires is boundless, endless literature and media that has vampire stories and things that pretty much make up what a vampire takes, you know, sparkling in the sun.

that’s the thing. But sometimes it gets mixed up, obviously, depending on what you’re reading or watching. The scene with Vigo and the Silver Locke was already written in the script, but the team had no idea that vampires couldn’t wear silver according to possibly True Blood at the time. Oh. Until someone pointed out while filming, Hey, he can’t hold silver.

So they wrote that in after the fact,

Vivi: with the gloves that he’s holding up the silver lock. Yeah. . I watched a couple seasons of True Blood. [00:07:00] I don’t remember that. That’s

Erick: what their commentary said. whatever it is. I’ve heard the silver thing before,

Vivi: I mean, I definitely heard of the Silver with werewolves, but not so much vampires

Erick: or Silver was just like any sort of entity that is not any supernatural, natural. Yeah. Yeah. Is the turd with silver and salt.

Stuart Rutherford, who plays Stu was truly actually just a guy, , who was on set and worked in the production office. That’s fantastic. The bit was that they would just ask him to come on set and help out with like random stuff. Like he set up the router is one thing specifically they said, and then they would trick him and they’d just come on the screen over and over.

So you can kind of feel that cuz he’s just kinda like, absolutely.

Yes, that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m your friend. Yep. .

Vivi: At what point do you think he realized that he was fully in this movie?

Erick: After? How many scenes do you think, I

Vivi: know like you have to catch on eventually,

Erick: although I guess with all the ad libbing the set feels like it was probably a fun time, right?

Oh yeah. Like everyone’s just fucking around joking. You have a general idea of how that goes, but then even just like the [00:08:00] bloopers you’d think that maybe Stu felt like he was probably like in the blooper reel. Yeah, and not actually in it.

Vivi: Yeah. He probably didn’t think any of his shots were gonna make it into the movie

Erick: they had to tell him when he was like mauled by. I

Vivi: was gonna say there’s a specific part where he has to know he’s a

Erick: character. But, so yeah, I have, I have a couple that are gonna be scattered out throughout the rest of it, so I’m ready if you are to jump into it.


Vivi: Do you wanna give kind of like your first impressions?

Erick: This movie was a grand old time. I am a person who likes awkward humor. I am awkward myself. And so when I watched this, this was gold from 0.1 to point, however long this movie is.

Vivi: I don’t recall how we found it, but I’m glad we did. Obviously the show is a pretty big hit at this point and I just, I thoroughly enjoy it. There’s like maybe one or two jokes that are dated in it. Definitely, this is not a horror horror, it’s a horror

Erick: comedy

Vivi: this for sure is a comfort horror that you could throw on all the time. And I think if I was trying to introduce someone to the horror genre, I [00:09:00] would put this movie on because it’s not super scary, but has a little bit of like jump scares and things like that.

Erick: Yeah, for sure.

With what’s that character’s name? Peter. Peter, yeah. Yeah. he’s a pretty creepy character. Yeah, for sure. And he’s still brought into the comedy, which I think is great.

Vivi: I hope I can read

Erick: today. Nope, that’s what we can’t do in the shadows.

Read . True.

Vivi: Not lying. Okay. We open with a title card that explains that every few years, a secret society in New Zealand gathers for a special event called the unholy Masquerade. In the moments leading up to the ball, the documentary crew has been granted access to a small group of individuals who will be attending the ball.

We see a coffin and an alarm clock that reads 6:00 PM and it is blaring. We get a final title card saying that the crew were all given crucifixes and granted protection from the subject of the documentary. A vampire slowly and awkwardly levitates out of the coff. And we meet Vigo, a 379 year old vampire

Erick: apparently for this [00:10:00] levitation scene.

I’m assuming they like edited these people out. But there were four guys the start of filming and that by the end of trying to film this scene over and over, they had eight guys doing it. And oh, my TE’s joke is that he ate too many puddings.

Vivi: I think he is an adorable character

. Oh

Erick: yeah. He’s kinda like the um, nerd of the vampire group of the vampires. It’s weird, right? Because you’re like, vampires are this super sexy, confident being Right and Vigo kind of shows you that it’s possible that anybody can be turned into a vampire.

Vivi: He explains that he always wakes up at 6:00 PM and makes sure that it’s nighttime before waking up the rest of his flat mates. explains that he likes having flat mates. He likes always having friends around and having a good time. We meet Deacon who sleeps hanging upside down in a closet, and we also meet Vlad who is in the middle of a vampire orgy when Vigo goes to wake him up and inform him that they’re having a flat meeting.

Erick: When Vlad’s door is open, are they like having sex on the wall?

Vivi: It reminds me so [00:11:00] much of like uh, van Halen in the scene with the brides and also, oh yeah, if you’ve seen Dracula, I think it’s 1992. he throws a victim in with his brides and it looks a lot like

Erick: this scene.

in Van hustling. He does have sex in the walls with his brides. He does? Yes. . They like freeze in the walls together. And that’s

Vivi: them fucking, oh my God. Get ready for all the Vampire movie references. If anything, maybe we messed up starting with this vampire film .

Vigo then grabs a chicken and puts it in a burlap sack saying he needs it to wake up their final roommate who lives in the basement. His name is Peter, and he looks almost exactly like nose far. Bgo informs him of the flat meeting, but says he doesn’t have to go if he doesn’t want to, and starts asking him to tidy up his room.

When Peter just starts hissing at him, this causes Vigo to freak out a bit and just hand him the chicken and run. This

Erick: is one of those scenes where it’s actually kind of frightening. You’re not sure what direction this movie’s gonna go and you know, it’s gonna be kind of funny. But you think Peter might be like a villain in this film, at least up until you’re he looks creepy, looks [00:12:00] scary.

Vivi: He’s definitely the most creepy vampire

Erick: and the oldest, right? They see he’s from the 16 hundreds.

Vivi: the rest of the flatmates meet in the kitchen for their meeting. Flat asks for Peter, but Bgo informs him that he’s an 8,000 year old vampire and he doesn’t go to flat meetings. That’s the 16 hundreds, right?

Probably . I don’t know. I I’m too drunk to do math .

 BGO called the meeting because Deacon has not been pulling his weight with the flat chores. We learned that he has not done the dishes in five years and it’s his only responsibility. Bgo explains that Deacon is just young and rebellious, that he’s kind of like the bad boy of the group and we learned that he’s only 183 years old.

Again, if I didn’t make this clear in the beginning, this is shot mockumentary style. So we’re gonna get like a lot of talking heads and explaining going forward.

Erick: all these characters are funny because kind of forget that they are the alleged ages. They are, right? Mm-hmm. , like he’s the bad boy with the group at 183 years old, and you can tell that he thinks he’s the bad boy, but he’s still awkward.

Vivi: You know, , [00:13:00] my favorite part is them saying he’s the youngest of the group and then they zoom in on him and he’s clearly like a 30 something year old man. ,

So we sit down to a talking head with Deacon who explains how he became a vampire. He said he was a merchant just trying to sell his products when he passed an old creepy castle. He explains that a creature swooped him up and drained him of his blood as it dragged him to the cellar of the castle.

Just as he was on the brink of death, was given some blood and informed that he is now a vampire. He explains that that creepy creature was actually Peter we zoom out to see Peter sitting right next to him. ASEE can explains that they’ve been friends ever since.

Erick: Very stoically. Just doesn’t

Vivi: say anything. No.

Erick: I, I wonder cuz like they do give us some exposition as to how these characters got here. I already am wondering why don’t these guys have familiars?

Because they talk about the dishes not being done. Mm-hmm. Peter, why is he flatmates with his like creations? That’s like, if Dracula was like, I’m just gonna hang out with all of my underlings, [00:14:00] Peter’s here just kind of vibing. Is he like, when, you know, you bring in your grandparents to live with you cuz they can’t, be on their own

Vivi: I don’t know about that, but I do know that there’s lore of vampires that say if you kill the creator of the vampires, you kill all vampires. Oh. So maybe you want to keep him close. To keep him safe so

Erick: he doesn’t get you killed. Yeah. Um, Can you imagine you’re just like chilling, eating breakfast? some blood soup and then you just disappear cuz Peter died over in the middle of nowhere. Yeah,

Vivi: we find out that that’s not the lore that this film is going with though later on. Yeah. Um, I’m just saying imagine though, just, I’m just saying imagine fucking dying outta nowhere, Back at the flat meeting, we learned more about Flatts slab. Who I’m just gonna refer to as LAD going forward because I think he’s clearly meant to be like a caricature of v lad, the Impaler.

He is an 862 year old vampire. He is described as being very cool and old uhgo, who calls him a bit of a pervert with old traditional worldviews. Vlad gives a talking head where he [00:15:00] explains that he used to be very tyrannical when he first became a vampire, and even shows the cameraman, his torturer chamber.

says he used to be known as Isla, the poker again, vla the Impaler. Deacon and Vlad give an explanation of Vigo saying he used to be an 18th century dandy. And I do not know if this is an actual term.

Erick: do you wanna lead up? Let’s see, let’s see if it is a, 18th century down there. It’s

Vivi: just gonna direct us to this movie.

Erick: Yeah. Flamboyantly dressed members of the macaroni. what? Outta context. That sounds insane. It does sound insane.

Vivi: Dandy is a man who plays this particular importance upon physical appearance and personnel grooming.

Erick: So someone who’s metrosexual, I guess so. The Macaroni Club is a team of aristocratic young Englishmen that flaunted the latest fashions from France and Italy around posh parlors.

Vivi: Okay. Learn something new, I guess. Okay.

So Vigo is a dandy they view him as a little bit of a fussy guy who always nags at the flat meeting Vigo [00:16:00] complaints that they ruined his antique couch, and that if they’re going to kill a victim to please put down some towels or newspaper.

The flat meeting ends with everyone agreeing to do better, but not before. Vigo takes some last digs at Deacon for not doing the dishes.

Deacon yells that he will do the dishes and starts to levitate as Vigo does the same telling him to do the bloody dishes. Then the two bump chests, but eventually just awkwardly float back down and, and the flat meeting. I keep

Erick: laughing cuz just picturing them like, floating like down, clearly being carried by the wires.

absolutely ,

Vivi: So I wonder what the budget for this film was because the effects are good, but meant to look awkward. So if you don’t have to spend that much to make ’em look perfect,

Erick: I don’t know. Cause there’s also some like perfectly edited scenes.

There is, yes. Like the bat fight and stuff like that. Yeah. I think that they probably said keep it in. Keep it in as is because like that just adds to like how awkward these guys are. Everything works in empires. Yeah. I also love like the dynamic between the three of them because they, truly [00:17:00] feel like roommates, right?

you clearly tolerate each other, but we all have our gripes .

Vivi: Yes. Which is what flat explains that anytime you get four vampires living together, there is bound to be some tension and it’s bound to get awkward.

Erick: That’s what I said when I moved in with you.

Vivi: We get a clip of Deacon doing the dishes, then the best intro song and credits ever. It is Your Dead by Nora Tenga, and the song is from 1966, which I did not know. Yeah,

Erick: they, in the commentary mentioned that they went back to her. Apparently she was still alive, at least in 2014. I don’t know if she still is, she’s apparently a painter now, and she was like, yeah, fuck it.


Vivi: It’s a great song. It’s even used in the sitcom now, and I just love it.

We get clips of old vampire artwork intercut with talking heads from the vampires.

Vlad talks about how he was bit when he was 16 and that’s why he looks like a 16 year old . Except times were really tough for 16 year olds back then ,

Erick: Do you think Vlad realizes himself? Like, I know what you’re thinking. , you assholes. I have to explain myself every time because [00:18:00] he is probably gotten that question in the past a lot.

Vivi: Vigo is working on pottery and saying how vampires have a bad rep as being moody and solitary creatures, but that’s not all true, that some just like to flat with their friends in a small town called New Zealand . We get a talking head from Deacon who explains that he was a Nazi vampire, that things didn’t go well for Nazis after the war.

He even has a joke where he’s like, I don’t know if you know this, but the Nazis lost and that it’s even worse if you were a Nazi vampire. I completely forgot that. That was his background story.

Erick: was reading in their commentary and apparently this joke is funny elsewhere and not in America, at least from what they’ve seen from

Vivi: audiences.

Listen, there’s a couple other places where I could think this joke is not funny, you know, this is the one joke that I don’t appreciate being in here. No. We get images of them through the decades and it’s just clear that they’ve been friends for a very long time.

Vigo is talking to the crew about how he came to New Zealand and it was because he fell in love with a human [00:19:00] girl. When her family decided to immigrate to New Zealand, he decided to follow them. Unfortunately, his servant at the time got the postage wrong and by the time he made it there, it was 18 months later Katherine had fallen in love and married someone else.

All he has left of her is a picture in a locket made completely of silver that he can’t even wear because pure silver harms vampires.

Erick: he’s wearing gloves to hold it and then he puts it on and he’s just like, smiling awkwardly at the camera in pain until it starts to sizzle,

Vivi: We then get a lovely montage of the boys getting ready for our night out.

They help each other get dressed because obviously they can’t see their reflections and don’t actually know if their outfits look good. Vlad says that the style he aims for is dead, but delicious , and I’m gonna start aspiring to dress

Erick: like that. That’s along the same lines as like What is style like to live Deliciously?

This was another version of that line,

Vivi: Why not both?

Erick: I never thought about the getting ready thing. it blew my fucking mind when I was like, holy shit. That’s [00:20:00] right. You can’t even like, you can never see what you

Vivi: look like.

can never see if your outfit looks good, but as a vampire, does your outfit show up and just you don’t, does it just looks. Your clothes standing there.

Erick: I don’t know. Because in movies, the entirety of the vampire is gone, including clothes. It is, yes. But you would imagine yeah, that it would be the clothes that’s still visible.

Cause the clothes doesn’t have magic. How do you know if your hair is looking good? Can you look through like another mirror? Does it work bouncing reflections off of?

Vivi: So later on uh, we’ll get a scene that might explain this. Vigo also states that yes, sometimes the clothes does come from victims that you might be eating a guy and be like, Ooh, nice shoes.

We cut to them on a bus and they are clearly the most flashy, dressed people around. They start trying to get into clubs, but they can’t unless they are invited in. They walk around and run into some fellow vampires.

They meet a couple of young girls who were pretty young when they were turned and seem to be using this to their advantage by trapping and eating perverts,

Erick: yeah. These girls are pretty young. And then you’ll notice that they like trap a [00:21:00] guy in an alley.

Vivi: my favorite part is that blood is like, you guys gonna eat some perverts?

And they’re like, yeah, perverts, yeah’s. So

Erick: casual night, you know? Yeah. That’s what we do. And they’re like, nice. putting yourself in this world, you’re like, yeah, I guess that would be the way to take care of those guys. Because it’s almost like they’re heroes then, for taking care of the, the neighborhood perverse,

Vivi: right?

I mean, okay, so like, if you grew up with Twilight ,

Vivi: Twilight does come up in this, there’s a couple references to it. Edward. tells Bella that he like sustained himself for like a long time eating murders and like predator murders. He ate murders.

Erick: a murder of predators.

Vivi: Yes. He ate murderers, and perverts like these girls . Murder Rs. Murder rs, , . Because it was the early two thousands when you were emo .

Erick: Absolutely. I didn’t know that this was a short, we should watch it But it was like 10 years prior to when this came out and when they filmed the scene similar to it. In that short, apparently people in the area. we’re calling them a bunch of like slurs cause of what they were wearing. Oh. And in the [00:22:00] commentary they mentioned that in 2014 or whenever they filmed this, was kind of more accepting that even the boy who they have tell them like a slur in this, he didn’t wanna do it they were kind of like, it was kind of weird that in 10 years, like, oh, not weird.

But I guess it was kind of eye opening that in 10 years they had progressed some.

Which is crazy, right?

Like, you don’t even plan for that. Imagine trying to film your own movie and you’re literally like wearing a costume. Yeah. And people come and harass you. So good that, I guess the town changed in just a short period of time, meaning that it’s possible world. Do you hear that? Yeah. .

Vivi: They end up telling the crew that there is a bar that is owned by vampires and that they’re always welcome there. B. calls it the hottest nightclub for vampires. Once inside we see the bar almost empty except for the three friends, being the only ones on the dance floor. , a woman shows up to talk to Deacon and basically takes his food order.

He says he wants men or women, preferably virgins to We learned that this is Jackie and that she is Deacon’s familiar. We see her doing a ton of chores for the vampires as she [00:23:00] explains that they have a deal that Deacon is supposed to turn her into a vampire and that she is very excited by that.

We cut back to the two of them in the bar and she is making her case for being a vampire already because she’s been working at it for five years. But Deacon literally waves her off by putting her under hypnosis and telling her to be gone.

Erick: I sometimes wonder. because we don’t know for a fact that their powers work.

Right? Like he’s just like, be gone and she’s just like, okay, okay. But she looks disappointed, like she would’ve left regardless of whether he says or not. ,

Vivi: it’s like, okay, again, if you’ve watched the show, but Guillermo says he’s been put under hypnosis so many times it no longer works on him. . Yeah. I wonder if it’s the same for Jackie, We get a voiceover of Vigo explaining that the worst part of being a vampire is that they have to drink human blood to survive. As we see the young vampire girls from earlier attack and eat the pervert they were talking about, we then see Vigo and what appears to be a date.

He says he likes to make a whole evening of drinking blood, giving his victims some nice wine and [00:24:00] playing them some nice music. We see him do all this and then begin to put out newspapers and paper towels.

Erick: You know who he reminds me of? Do you remember Double D from Eda Netti? Yes. Like if double D was a vampire, he would be this vampire.

He would be very like, What you would

Vivi: call this?

I guess

he’s just a dandy,

Erick: he’s just a dandy. He’s very clean cut.

Vivi: He pulls out his hanky to eat and begins trying to approach his date’s neck in the most awkward way possible. He finally bites her, but hits a main artery causing blood to spray everywhere Bgo starts screaming while trying to catch as much as he can in his mouth. In the end, the room is a mess. And Bgo admits to the camera crew saying that at least he thinks she had a good time.

Erick: Okay, few things. So if your victim drinks wine, do you get drunk as well? they can’t eat human food because they vomit, which is what we see later. Yeah. Can they drink

Vivi: alcohol? It seems like. No, but this blood drug, blood, alcohol, blood is later explode, exploded. . It’s literally exploded.

It’s literally exploded. It’s [00:25:00] literally explored in the series later.

Erick: Second thing, apparently Teca with Tii did not have a good time with this scene filming it. Teca in the commentary you mentioned that it was horrible because he literally got blood in his eye and into his throat it was not fun for

Vivi: him.

Yeah. I mean, he literally has to catch. Projectile blood in his mouth. It can’t be fun.

Erick: I hope that they at least made it flavored

Vivi: or something. I’m sure they do make it like sweet, but still, when it’s being propelled into your throat, it’s not gonna be a good

Erick: time.

Vivi: With then KU of Blood who is still out hunting for a victim. He’s trying the old Dracula 1992 move of saying, see me. To a victim only for it to not work. Bgo and Deacon both explained that Vlad SLA used to be quite powerful back in the day, and that he used to be able to hypnotize entire villages and had many orgies with like almost 20 to 30 women.

But that all changed when he suffered a humiliating defeat by his arch nemesis The Beast. They show an old medieval drawing of a [00:26:00] pretty nasty looking creature with like a penis right in the middle of its body. Like words belly, like words. Chest should be almost

Erick: the beast. I do love the flashing of like historical drawings

Vivi: and things like that throughout the whole movie.

Yeah, because these are all real, right? Real artworks. Yeah. Blood is still trying to hypnotize someone through the window and finally accepts the only victim that he could get. A little old man

The next night, however, it seems that Jackie has come to deliver two victims to the group. One is Nick, an old boyfriend of hers, and Josephine, her old high school bully. The three arrive for a dinner party at the vampire’s home and Vigo excuses himself to go prepare dinner. I would not go to a dinner with my ex or like someone I used to bully in high school.

Erick: it’s like the invitation, right? It is like the invitation who’s coming to this party? Oh uh, your old bully. why are you inviting me with her to this

Vivi: random place? Well, maybe like, I haven’t even spoken to you in like 10 years. It’s highly suspicious that you want to [00:27:00] go hang out with me.

Erick: We’re trying to rekindle that spark that we had back in the day,

Vivi: Vigo excuses himself to go prepare dinner and Vlad starts questioning whether or not everyone at the table is a virgin. Deacon’s talking head interrupts to say that he thinks they drink virgin blood because it sounds cool. . And then we cut to a talking head of Vlad who states, if you had to eat a sandwich, you’d just enjoy it more knowing that no one had fucked it first.

There’s so many layers there. , there’s so many layers to that statement. Beck, at the dinner party, it’s clear that no one at the table is a virgin. And Jackie apologizes for not bringing the real deal.

Erick: But she has this like argument with Nick. No, cuz she’s like, you’re not a virgin. And Nick’s like, no.

Vivi: Yeah, cuz she was like, oh, when we dated you were a virgin.

And he’s like, I was 12. And then he goes to Josephine and she’s like, I totally thought she was a virgin. I mean, like, who would do her? And then deacon’s, like, I would do her . .

the most awkward dinner party. Yeah.

yago returns with dinner, which is [00:28:00] canned spaghetti, PASI and Deacon. Ask Nick if he likes Pasi. Nick says yes and Deacon informs him that he is eating worms. Nick freaks out, but the spaghetti, spaghetti still looks normal to the viewer.

Deacon explains, they got that joke from the Lost Boys, but they put a twist on it. Deacon then hypnotizes dick to believe that his penis has turned into a

Erick: snake.

Erick: Nick’s freaked out, but the reactions here are definitely not the type of reactions that you would get if this was actually happening again.

Which plays into like, is it actually happening or not? I, I don’t know. They turn the spaghetti into wearing spaghetti and

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Erick: just like, that’s not funny, that’s not cool. That’s not cool that my, no. Why’d you do that? And I was just like, ha ha. your dick is a snake. And he is just like, oh, what the hell?

But he is not reacting like with the full freak out so the viewer doesn’t see it, apparently Ty what Said that? It’s because the spells not put on the camera. Let’s put on Nick.

Vivi: Yeah, it also saves them like so much money on special effects.

this freaks Nick out enough to get his things and leave. Nick is trying to escape the [00:29:00] house, but watches helplessly. As Jackie leaves in her car. He’s running through the house aimlessly and just looks out the window to watch her leave, and she’s like, sorry, . The next few scenes play out to me like a Scooby-Doo chase scene with Nick running from broom to room only to find something horrible in each one.

He opens the door on Vigo eating Josephine, and he has hit the main artery again, . He sees blood’s face on a black cat. It’s so amazing and Deacon has turned into a bat and has sneaked into his backpack. Nick thinks that he has found a safe room for a second only to see Deacon’s arm coming out of his backpack.

He runs into the hall only to be chased down by the three vampires floating in the air. They’re all just like bunched up together holding each other. . Nick is able to make it out and you think he’s escaped when he is suddenly attacked by Peter. We get some great commentary from the other guy saying, oh no, Peter got Tim.

Poor guy. And then someone’s like, who? Let Peter up . We then see Jackie cleaning blood off the pavement the next day. ,

 We get a [00:30:00] title card that tells us it’s two months later. Deacon is doing a sexy dance for his friends. Apparently this

Erick: is classic for the actor. Apparently he’s known for this. Oh, really? Yeah. At least that’s the commentary. I don’t know. I really don’t know.

Vivi: Well, he is doing this dance for his friends when they’re interrupted by a bang on the window and we see that it’s Nick, the rest of the gang yells at him to get inside. As we get a talking head from Nick explaining that he’s a vampire now, and that probably the best part about it is that he can fly

He explains that Peter drained his blood and when he woke up in the basement, Peter just offered him his blood to drink he accepted because he thought it was just some German thing that these guys did. Interesting.

 He talks about transitioning and how it was horrible as we see clips of him going to the hospital and looking pretty. down. Drained.

Erick: Yeah. He’s got like gray skin.

Vivi: Yeah. We see his reflection in the mirror start to fade and his eyes bleeding as he describes it as a hangover times 10 or the worst flu he’s ever had.

Erick: I think every hangover is [00:31:00] a hangover times 10. Yes,

Vivi: Dicken is complaining that Nick can’t fly around the house and draw attention to them, but Nick points out that they have a whole documentary crew with them. . That’s true. Nick explains that he isn’t sure if he’s accepted yet, that it’s hard having to let go of the relationships that he used to have, but now he has kind of this new family who accepts him for who he is and he feels like he can teach them new things.

Now that he’s the youngest vampire, he’s basically showing them like some modern technology

Erick: must be awkward that your oldest, because technically they’re family, your oldest sibling is not just, you know, two years older, five years older, 183 years

Vivi: older.

What’s funny is the dynamic that comes into play with deacon and him, because obviously Deacon was the bad boy, the young Vampire, and now that’s Nick . . Yeah. And he does not take that well. Mm-hmm. ,

Erick: it’s definitely aging. Deacon,

Vivi: the group is out for a night on the town deciding where to go when Nick suggests a nightclub called Boogie Wonderland.

the group explains that they can’t just [00:32:00] go into whatever nightclub they want. They have to be invited in. And Nick points out that he knows the bouncers, so they should be good. Deacon doesn’t trust this and suggests that they go to the same old spot to that

Erick: hot ass spot that they were at earlier, right?

Vivi: Yeah. , but no one is listening to him. Nick tells them that his friends too loves the place and suddenly another gentleman is with them. . Nick introduces Stu in the next scene and explains that he is his best friend. He puts Stew under a trance and tells the camera crew that the hardest part of maintaining their friendship is making sure that he doesn’t eat stew.

Which is hard because he’s like the reddest guy. He knows. And ST’s just standing there awkwardly, not saying

Erick: much. Yeah. I’m your, yeah, I’m your friend. That’s it. We’re just friends.

Vivi: Nick is able to get the group into the club, but Deacon explains that he doesn’t think Nick should have turned into a vampire because he’s kind of a dick.

Erick: Nick and a dick. Nick is a dick. Nick that

Vivi: Dick. He even complains that Nick is copying his style and we see that basically Nick is wearing a red [00:33:00] version of the exact same jacket that Deacon has. It looks like the black parade. It does look like. I was thinking that the whole time we got, oh, that

Erick: was a young vampire


Vivi: father Nick took me into the city . We got a couple shots of the vampires being super awkward at the club, but just having a great time. There’s like, Vigo just not even trying to talk to a girl. He’s just trying to bite her neck. VLA is trying to put some ladies under his spell, but overall they’re just like, look at this light up dance floor and having a great time.

They’re walking back home for the night When Deacon says that he could smell a werewolf, smell the urine. He does say that. Or like smells like dog pee or something. Yeah. .

Erick: I do love this idea that werewolves are dogs.

Vivi: It is literal dogs. It’s funny. It does expand on the whole werewolves and vampires are enemies for life trope.

And while watching this, I kind of had like a theory, if you ask a person, if they rather be a vampire or a werewolf, depending on their answer, you can tell if they’re a cat person or a dog person. What if you’re both. , I think you like [00:34:00] lean more towards one because you have said that you would rather be a werewolf in the past.

And the dogs definitely follow you around more. And I’m like, I would be a vampire. And our cat definitely follows me around more. a

Erick: lawyer follows me

Vivi: around too though. She follows whoever feeds her. She has no loyalty. ,

Erick: I would like to be a werewolf more because it’d be freeing to just run around extra strong and naked.

Vivi: What’s stopping you? ? .

Erick: Being strong and free. I

Vivi: want to break free.

Erick: and being naked. Uh, Naked

 being a vampire would just mean I’m sexy

Vivi: and I don’t wanna be sexy. . you, I mean you don’t have to go out during the daytime. That’s kind of nice.

But I got chores to do. Do you? You can do them at night. . You can do your dishes at night. I could

Erick: also still eat human food. I could not go without ramen and sushi.

Vivi: Yeah. Can you eat human food as a werewolf?

Erick: Yeah. Cuz you only go into beast mode when you’re into bees once a month.

Vivi: Yeah. Yeah. Hmm.

Erick: let us know in the comments if few werewolf wish.

Vivi: You know what we’re covering. We’ve said this for like 60 years, but we’re covering American Werewolf in Latin. [00:35:00] next? Yeah.

 The past eight group of guys, And start taunting them, saying they might catch fleas. The group of werewolves turns around and asks them what they’re saying.

Lad says that they don’t want any trouble and we get an exchange of some grade A insults. My favorite is Vigo taking off his glove slowly and slapping one of the werewolves.

Erick: whoa, whoa.

Vivi: What the fuck?

What are you

Erick: doing? Shit.

Vivi: You went there. And then the pack leader is like, we’re not werewolves, we’re werewolves, . one of the werewolves drops an F bomb, and Vlad says it’s very offensive to call people these things. So, which is, which is so progressive for early two thousands.

Uh, Comedy, yes.

The werewolves begin to get into a fighting stance, but their leader pulls them away and the group starts hissing and howling at each other as they back off .

Erick: other, the other thing that I saw about this scene with the werewolves is that Reese Darby, who plays the main werewolf, his name is Anton they gave the other werewolves directions to just keep asking question. and they gave Anton conflicting instructions so [00:36:00] that the entire team, they’re just confused with each other.

Vivi: could kind of rule that that

Erick: he’s like saying a thing and then the crowd is not responding to what he’s saying.


Vivi: obviously because Stu is with them the entire night, he noticed all of this. So Nick is forced to have the talk with him, confessing that he is a vampire, but Stew here is not shocked at. We then get interviews where all the say that they really love Stu and have an agreement to not eat him.

Nick even has a talk with Peter about it. Stu shows all the vampires how to use modern technology, how to text, how to use Google, take photos with digital cameras, and this is where you could probably see your outfits more because they apparently do show up on camera.

Erick: I don’t know the seconds behind it.

I know that it’s like mirrors in old cameras, right? There was like a use of mirrors for how to capture that. But digital, I don’t know how it would work, but I love

Vivi: it. It’s a fun montage. Yeah. My favorite is when Stu tells them that they can look up pictures of virgins on Google. Hmm. And they all get really excited.

Then we [00:37:00] just hear Vlad say, I don’t think she’s a virgin. , . Stu even sets up a Skype call between Bgo and his old familiar, the one who sent him to another country by mistake. They try to catch up, but Philip the old familiar immediately ask why he was never turned into a vampire. And Bgo just ends the call abruptly.


Erick: master. I’ve been looking for you. I’ve, I I was, wait, what? What happened? No, you, I’ve been waiting all this time for you to convert me. And he’s like, Ugh, boo. Close his

Vivi: laptop.

Erick: Well, we know where Catherine is, .

Vivi: We get a scene of Yago visiting his old love interest in a retirement home and just watching her through the window.

The fellows are out on the town again, and Nick cannot shut up about being a vampire. He is telling everyone, Vigo and Vlad tell him he needs to stop doing that. And Nick agrees. We then cut to him leaving the club yelling Vampire, and the crowd just cheering him on. . We then get even more scenes of Nick telling more people that he’s a vampire, including a guy that says he’s a vampire [00:38:00] hunter.

I’m a

Erick: vampire. Oh, that’s crazy. I’m a vampire hunter

Vivi: mate. And then he’s like, ha, yeah, just call me

You can confront Nick about this. And it causes the two of them to get into a fight, even transforming into bats and fighting it out. Dicken gets the upper hand on Nick, slamming him into the wall while Dick. While Dick snake

Erick: Dick. Nick

Vivi: slamming him into the wall. While Nick is still in bat form, Nick is upset that Deacon ruined his jacket, but Deacon just flies off, pissed into the night.

The rest of the group ends up at an all night restaurant where they’re all just kind of sitting there awkwardly as Stew Eats some fries, .

Erick: This is like the Shwarma scene at the end of Avengers.

I do love the use of the bats because in a very intense scene, the bat fighting almost seems goofy. It is goofy. It’s like it’s flapping around. Yeah. It’s really intense. It’s really serious. It’s a really serious fight, but it’s really goofy. . And it’s

Vivi: cute. Actually.

Nick steals a fry off of Sue’s plate and eats it, and Vigo and Vlad just look at him concerned saying that he [00:39:00] should not have done that . We cut to Nick viciously throwing up blood in the alley. Nick starts talking to the camera saying he’s actually quite fed up with being a vampire and he can’t even eat chips and they’re his favorite food.

I feel

Erick: that No fish and chippies.

Vivi: We cut to Deacon who has crash landed on Jackie’s house. Side note, Jackie has a husband and kids and I did not expect that cuz she still wants to be a vampire and like them.

Erick: Unless she’s got like a motive, right?

She’s like, if I’m a vampire then I could turn my kid into a vampire. Then they live forever. Right? Cuz you could be like, I want my kid to live immortally But we learn that Jackie’s actually, looking out for herself. you know, good for her.

Vivi: he tells Jackie that he was going to bite her tonight, but Nick actually jumped in front of her and took her place. Jackie is pissed and blames it on the fact that she doesn’t have a penis. She says if she had one, she would’ve been bitten years ago. Instead, deacon just drops by to give her more orders.

We cut back to Vigo, who is visiting his ex love again.

He explains that once he saw that she was married, he wanted to kill [00:40:00] her husband, but that he didn’t because he noticed how happy Katherine was with him. Vigo then prints a photo of her out using the techniques that Stu has taught him and sticks it to the top of his coffin as he, you know, does his thing.

And we see the coffin go up and down a lot.

Erick: And the thumping, apparently that wasn’t part of the. Script. He did that for the crew. Oh my

Vivi: God. Were they awkward or like, or were they cracking out as

Erick: a joke? Like he closes the thing and they, no, I think it’s hilarious. , but they lifted in. I’m telling you, this set seems like it was a grand old time.

I wish I was there for it.

Vivi: Yeah. I would like to be a fly the wall while this was being made.,

The next night, the flatmates are awakened by some horrible shrieking and rushed to the basement to find Peter engulfed in flames. Vlad tries to put him out with water and Deacon tries to rush down to save him, but is held back by Vigo, reminding him that it’s sunlight and he can’t run down there. .

The three can’t save him and are shocked. Bled charges the cameras telling them to shut it off. Out of respect.

Erick: The

Vivi: rest of the flat mates are trying to piece [00:41:00] together what happened and discover that a vampire hunter has entered the basement during the day.

Letting in sunlight. Peter was able to kill the vampire hunter by throwing his stone tomb at him, but ended up bursting into flames. Can you

Erick: imagine living 8,000 years and this is how you go? Some

Vivi: little bitch kills you while you’re sleeping.

Erick: Yeah, all cuz of Nick. This is truly Nick’s fault.

Snake Dick. Nick

Vivi: When they see the face of the vampire hunter, Nick realizes it’s the man that he met at the bar the other night and he says he thought he was just joking when he said he was a vampire hunter and he gave him his email address. It’s actually funny cuz he tells him like, yeah, Skype me , which is such a of the era,

the rest of the flatmates are furious and Deacon is the most furious chasing him down and trying to kill him as Vlad and Vigo hold him back. Suddenly there’s a knock on the door and it’s the police. Apparently a neighbor has complained about all the screaming

Erick: in the commentary.

Apparently this scene was super hilarious to the crew, not even in the actors, but the crew just had like a grand old time with this scene because the people who [00:42:00] they hired to be the police officers were just like average.

Vivi: People um, really? Yeah. They seem like comedians to me, cuz their timing was pretty good.

Erick: No, so it says here, O’Leary isn’t even an actor. She’s a kindergarten teacher, but they both do great comedic

Vivi: work. Oh my god. I would switch professions,

Erick: and uh, they had to add in a little bit of voiceover because when they showed this scene to some audiences, especially with some of the takes, some people were just like, not even sure what was going on.

I was like, stupid crowds. But it’s so good. There’s nothing unfunny about this, know, it’s just like, Hey, hey, look at this over here. What is that? Oh, you should probably be more careful about that.

You should get some fire extinguishers in this area. Cause it’s actually kind of close. Oh wait, hold on. Have you noticed this smoke detector five feet away from the wall should be two feet. Two feet from every door. , you really gotta be careful about this, but they’re so good. They’re just so good at oh, they’re pretty

Vivi: good.

This joke. Yeah. I think it is one of the funniest bets in the entire movie, .

Erick: They end up saying that like, Peter’s sleeping, right? Yeah. or the Hunter.

Vivi: Yeah. I don’t even go into too much detail because I can’t do it justice and you should just go watch the scene. Bgo, [00:43:00] hypnotizes the police, but is worried because he’s not the best at it. It’s just a funny bit of the police going around and noticing a bunch of safety hazards. But not all the dead bodies , and I think Vigo like goes to the cameras and says, if, we killed them, then Mower police are gonna come, and then Christians are gonna show up here, and that’s the last thing we want.

afterwards, the flatmates put Nick on trial for leading a vampire hunter back to their home. is kicked out of the flat and forced to endure the procession of shame, which is just the guy circling him and saying shame like in Game of Thrones. I really don’t know what came first. ?

Erick: was gonna ask you that it

Vivi: literally is the scene in Game of

Erick: Thrones.

Same thing.

Was it season seven?

Vivi: It aired in 2015, so they did it first.

Erick: Interesting.

Vivi: they read the books or something. I don’t know. We get a clip of Jackie cleaning up a very bloody bathroom and then a title card saying several months later.

I feel like Jackie’s character is funny, but sometimes I feel like she’s shoved in in random parts of the movie.

Erick: . Still makes me wonder why the other years don’t have a familiar, because in what we [00:44:00] do in the show is a series, they just explain it off as they just always

Vivi: die. Always die. Yeah. Could be . I could see Giagos and Vlads. Familiars always dying.

Yeah. In all the orgies. Yeah. . months later, the guys received their invitation to the event of the year, the unholy masquerade. That explains that the ball is an event for all creatures of the night, zombies, witches, and even ban cheese. He says that he might even be the guest of honor this year.

 Unfortunately for him, the guest of honor ends up being the beast, his enemy. And he does not take this news well at all. . He actually ends up pretty depressed.

It’s funny cuz as he’s reading the card, this like vein starts to throb in his head. He’s like, cool. It’s cool. It’s fine. It’s fine.

It’s the night of the ball in Vlad looks terrible. Like he hasn’t been eating anyone. He says he’s not going to the ball. Despite the guy’s best efforts to get him to go in this scene where they’re getting ready. It’s funny because Vigo decides to go as Blade.

Oh yeah, he And Deacon’s like, but he’s a vampire hunter. Isn’t this a terrible costume to [00:45:00] wear? But

Erick: he’s still a vampire. I get you Vigo. I feel it. I see the irony in your costume.

wait. Nevermind. I was gonna say cuz this is Halloween. He’s supposed to be scary to a vampire. What’s scarier to a vampire than a vampire hunter. But this is a ball. It’s not, it’s not a costume party. .

Vivi: We cut to the ball where the guys are mingling and run into Jackie, who has been turned into a vampire finally by Nick.

Deacon is pretty annoyed by this and is confronting Nick about it. Nick doesn’t see the big deal in this and Vigo is kind of on Nick’s side and Deacon’s like, well, it was pretty rude. She was my familiar .

Erick: We continue to see this in the series where the vampires just don’t want to convert the familiars and I don’t get it I

Vivi: do, you have someone serving you.

You don’t wanna continually hire someone year after year and, and they suck at it if you got a good one. But we

Erick: know with these other characters that having a dead familiar or no familiar at all is just fine.

Vivi: No, because then they rely on the one vampire that does have a familiar. . Hmm. Like in the sitcom, they all boss Guillermo around,

Erick: later there’s this argument of like, well [00:46:00] when do you decide to change and when do you not?

Vivi: I feel like the series really took this part of the movie and ran with it.

Erick: it’s an important piece, For Nick to just be like, yeah, fuck it. I’ll turn you into one. Yeah.

Vivi: Cuz I’m not a dick. . . Yeah. Well he’s kind of a dick. He’s got a snake dick. It’s important that you remember that .

Erick: It’s still a snake dick actually. He never takes off.

Vivi: It never changed back. I think Vigo then turns to Nick and is like, oh, how is Stu doing?

And. Nick’s like, oh, he’s like right over there. So Nick has brought a human to the unholy masquerade. The group’s conversation is interrupted by the announcement of the guest of honor who is the beast. We finally get to see the beast and realize that she is just another vampire.

Erick: This is a Ron Swanson.

Tammy, absolutely .

Vivi: We cut to Vlad explaining that the Beast is the nickname he gave his ex-girlfriend, Pauline . She gives her thank you speech and begins to mingle with everyone in the party until she is introduced to Stew. It is clear at this point that everyone in the party is starting to realize that Stu is human.

There’s actually a very funny scene. It kind of [00:47:00] reminds me of the scene in VE Housing where she’s dancing. Dracula in the mirror and she can only see herself, the camera crew, pants to the mirror. And it’s only Stu and like a zombie whose reflection you can

Erick: see in the mirror. , it’s perfect. Apparently this scene, I think was one of the harder ones to edit because they had to get rid of a bunch of reflections.

It took like 80 hours or something like that, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is to edit the reflections

Vivi: out. It’s two weeks of work. Yeah. For one job. The guys all decide it’s time to save Stu and get him out of there, but it’s too late. Pauline is one step ahead of them. and keeps them from leaving, letting the crowd know that Vigo, deacon and Nick are guilty of bringing in a human and not letting the party eat him.

They even believe that Stu is a virgin because he works in tech are about to attack him when Vlad shows up looking much better like he ate someone and decked out all in white. It’s quite the dramatic entrance. He explains that no one is going to be eating the human tonight. And him and Pauline exchange a few insults.

Pauline’s lover, who I looked it up and it said his name was [00:48:00] Julian. I hope that’s right. Julian then quickly joins in on the fight and Vlad and him start to physically fight each other. It appears that Julian has the upper hand and is about to kill Vlad when Stu comes in with the assist in PAing.

Julian, he

Erick: might be related to Ben Helsing as

Vivi: well. He might, while the party is in shock, the guys take this as their opportunity to leave.

The guys are celebrating stew’s, kale out in the woods when they run into the group of werewolves. Again, Anton, their leader, is trying to get everyone to chain themselves to a tree because it’s transformation night, and they have no time to mess with the vampires. He warns them to get all the humans out of there as they all start to transform.

They start to run off, but the werewolves catch up to them fighting some of the vampires and even killing one of the cameramen. Unfortunately, Stu doesn’t get away in time and ends up being attacked by the werewolves.

Erick: This implies too, that they preemptively are like, let’s tire ourselves down because we don’t want to.

Spend our transformation day going and attacking random people.

Vivi: I think that’s a common lore [00:49:00] in werewolf movies where they try to prevent themselves from hurting other people.

Erick: It feels kind of odd, right? they, outside of transformation time still act like werewolves, the joke is that they pee everywhere.

Their dogs basically, they stink, but you’re like, I’ll protect the world while I’m in full transformation mode. Yeah, it’s better for the world if we’re not out there, but we’re still gonna stink up the place and pee everywhere. While in human form,

Vivi: unfortunately, stew doesn’t get away in time and ends up attacked by the werewolves.

Erick: This scene is pretty scary too. the found footage style of murder. You have the night vision, people are getting dragged out. It almost feels like you are the person who’s getting eaten, right?


Vivi: Nick doesn’t take the sight of his friend being disempowered. Well, deacon tries to give Nick a pep talk saying that as a vampire you will always outlived your loved ones. And it’s not really that inspirational. I think Nick even turns to the camera like, what the fuck? . When the police arrive on the scene, they believed that the attack was caused by wild dogs.

and they even take an astray thinking. It’s responsible [00:50:00] by saying it’s gonna have to be put down. Oh, the dog looks so confused. The best line is when the officer shows the dog the dead bodies and is like, look at what you did .

Erick: Boy, baby. Apparently these paramedics were brought in at random, they agreed to do it because they’re like, yeah, we’re, just hanging out.

But if someone actually calls and we have to go, we have to go .

Vivi: We then get a couple shots of each of the vampires grooving over stew. We see that um, V lead has returned to torturing people, which he says he only does when he’s in a really bad place. I didn’t mention this scene earlier, but Deacon uh, knits a lot and he can be seen doing that throughout the film.

And he apparently had knits do a scarf earlier and the group kind of. sends the scarf off as like a Viking funeral into the water.

Erick: Oh. Oh. Uh, That reminds me of something. So when Peter dies, apparently they had shot a thing, where they put Peter’s body into the water as like a sendoff, but the body got away from them in the water before they could film the scene.

Oh, no. And [00:51:00] so they had to make a statement like, if you find a charred body, like don’t worry about it, . Oh my God, that’s awful.

Vivi: Could you imagine like if someone was actively killing people during that time Hmm. And use that as their cover?

Erick: Ooh, ooh. That’s the perfect crime,

Vivi: unfortunately.

Erick: I was thinking about the sweater, that SpongeBob scene where he is just like, look, I’ve knitted you a sweater of my

Vivi: tears. Yeah. . That’s basically what the scene is. Yeah. I like how you always bring it back to SpongeBob in every horror

Erick: movie. I think we set an episode, one or two that it’s always gonna come back to SpongeBob.

Vivi: We then get a voiceover of yago explaining that people think that vampires are just cold, unfeeling things, but he says, I don’t know. I believe I feel things. He then helps Deacon go to bed. Deacon has fallen asleep in a room with an open curtain, and the sun is about to rise, so it implies that he’s like so stricken with grief.

He can’t even take care of himself. We get a shot of all the flatmates where Peter and Stu were still alive, and then the screen fades to black.

Erick: So sad. It’s actually genuinely

Vivi: said it is at this point in a movie that’s been so [00:52:00] funny. We then hear a voice message from Nick who says he’s discovered something crazy and that he thinks they’re all gonna be pretty surprised.

Nick arrives at the house with Stew. He’s alive, . We then see a reenactment of what happened to It’s literally in black and white and says reenactment. Just just so you guys know, what’s funny

Erick: is that it’s a actor reenacting a reenactment. It

Vivi: is, and it’s even funnier when I tell you what’s in it.

Stew explains that he woke up in an ambulance and fled to the woods where the other werewolf’s found him and gave him a pair of pants, and they’ve been supporting him ever since.

The werewolf. Actors are naked in this reenactment, Meaning they chose to be naked. , there’s like one guy wearing

Erick: booty shorts.

is that a twilight thing too?

Vivi: Well, yeah, your clothes rips off, but I imagine the booty shorts. Yeah, because the joke is that they’re always wearing jeans for some reason. . Yeah. The jeans stay on the jeans stay on. They’re never nudes. Anton, the alpha male explains that he was hesitant to walk into a vampire den when Stu first suggested the [00:53:00] idea, but thought, why not give it a try?

The vampires are complaining about the werewolf smell and opening windows, but overall are trying to be welcoming.

A little old woman asked to what happened to his face because it’s pretty scarred from the mulling. we discovered that it’s Katherine Yago explains that he turned Katherine into a vampire and they decided to give their relationship a chance, saying that he knows people freak out about the age difference when they see a 90 year old woman with someone four times her age, but that it doesn’t bother them.

Erick: They’re really cute. And let me tell you something about this, it’s kind of adorable little old lady. They went to a real senior home to scope out the area they were shooting, and they said, I have the perfect little old lady from the senior home who would be perfect for the role of Catherine.

 That is so fun. Oh, and they put little vampire fangs on her

Vivi: dentures.

I did notice that they like paint her nails black and dress her in darker clothes after this.

Erick: That’s really cute. It is a cute thing. Fangs on

Vivi: dentures is hilarious. That is wild . Yeah, cuz like if you’re turned as a 90 year old lady, [00:54:00] do your teeth not grow back and you just grow pans?

I don’t know. I thought

Erick: the Lord was that like you’re a vampire so now you’re Healed of everything. Yeah.

Vivi: Huh. But you’re still older. I don’t know.

Erick: Yeah. Cause you could be old and then like be nimble as fuck. You know?

Vivi: That would be an interesting sight to see.

Erick: I’m trying to think of like any old vampires that

Vivi: are, yeah, no.

You see vampire lore where they’re like, you can’t turn babies cuz babies are chaotic but you never hear like about old, old people vampires. Interesting because mostly people are like, why would I wanna be a vampire at 90 years old? That kind of sucks. But if it cures all your ailments. Yeah.

Erick: Imagine it’s like superpowers.

Like if you were bitten by a spider and you’re old man, if you suddenly got rock hard

Vivi: abs. I think this ist the first time you’ve referenced that superpower when we’re talking about vampires or it’s

Erick: a transformation scene. Yeah, it’s the closest thing I can think of. I’m thinking about Toby McGuire waking up after having, you know, meat sweats and having rock hard abs and not having to wear glasses anymore.

That’s what I imagine being a vampire is like

Vivi: being Spider-Man. .

Erick: Yes.

Vivi: Batman, no. He has no [00:55:00] powers.

Vigo gives one last look into the camera and that’s it. Roll credits with some after credit scenes that are pretty funny. We learned that Pauline and Vlad have decided to rekindle their relationship, but Vlad states it’s not long after you get back together that you remember why you broke up in the first place.

We see that Jackie has now made her husband her familiar and that it has shifted the power dynamic a bit. But she’s happy overall.

Erick: he’s, she’s like giving him chores in the kitchen,

Vivi: She’s like, I love you, but I am your master. Now, , the last and credit scene we get is the werewolves joking around with the alpha, which is just like a bit that you have to watch.

I can’t really

Erick: talk you through.

Vivi: But yeah, that’s pretty much it. That’s what we do in the shadows. Do you want to give your final thoughts?

Erick: What we do in the shadows is a heartfelt, wrenching story about how amazing Stu is and a journey in which he brings them to. Modernize their thoughts and, make it so that they’re not [00:56:00] so problematic. Um, It’s a story of love. It’s a story of acceptance, and I really enjoyed this

Vivi: movie.

Yeah, I can totally see how Stu and Nick’s relationship is the one that brings the vampires and the werewolves together. It’s kind of cute. .

So I, I truly, truly love this movie. I love that it inspired what we do in the Shadows, the series, which I know we referenced a lot, but it’s a little hard to separate. because I do think that the show did really pull a lot from the source material, which is this movie. So if you enjoy this style of comedy, kind of like awkward ary, this film is probably for you.

If you’re like, I don’t want to put in a film that’s gonna make me think a lot. I just want a feel good. This is definitely a movie I recommend just watching. There’s just so many things I love about it. I love that it is making fun of vampires, but it’s also kind of like a love letter to vampires and even to werewolves and all those like creepy things that you’re into as a kid and can still show to your kids.

Erick: There was no [00:57:00] way that, like you saw this the first time in 2014 and you were not like, this should be a. . I like the style too. Yeah.

Vivi: Yeah. I definitely want my house to look as creepy as their house.

I think I would only take off one point for the Nazi joke and I’m gonna give it a nine outta 10.

Erick: I give it a 10. It is a grand old time. I think it’s fucking funny. Horror scale. Totally like a two. I mean, Peter is probably like the scariest thing and then the werewolf murder scene.

But it really makes you feel good about vampires and werewolves, but mostly vampires.

Rather than talking about what Scared Loki or Ripley because this is a vampire film and dogs are not really vampire ish. Let’s see what Elvira thought about the movie.

Vivi: Elvira’s opinion is all that matters here.

Erick: I. Would be so afraid if we ended up finding out she has a human face. oh my

Vivi: God. Yeah. That, that was so weird to look at.

 Does that pretty much wrap it up for us here today? I think it does.

as always, we hope you guys had a good time here with us. You could follow us pretty much anywhere at Chicken Out Scared Pod except Twitter. Twitter Chicken Scared Pod. You could send us an email at Shake [00:58:00] out Scared pod@gmail.com.

Erick: wherever we get your podcast, give us a follow check our our drink videos, join the Discord. if you’re watching this on YouTube, make sure to like and subscribe, comment, and let us know what you thought of what we do in the

Vivi: shadows and, okay. Thanks. Bite bite.

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