Date With A Vampire (Ep 2) What We Do In The Shadows

Welcome to Date With A Vampire, a fun Thursday feature every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Here I make recommendations on vampire themed books and movies, along with my suggestions for thirst quenchers and nibbles to enjoy on your “date.”

Dearest fangiacs, I’d like to introduce you to tonight’s date: Viago

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

The Film: What We Do in the Shadows written and directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

For this date night you absolutely MUST, not only have a sense of humor, but go one step further and open your mind to the complete and utter absurd. This movie is ridiculous. Viago is ridiculous. His roommates are ridiculous. I laughed my head off!

What We Do in the Shadows is filmed as a mock doc—a gory, outrageous spoof on reality TV.

When I’m feeling my most down (life sucks, full on frustration), I’ve always found laughter stabilizing. Viago turned out to be just what I needed. I hooked up with him via Amazon (free to Prime members at the time of this posting).

For this date, I brought Kettle Corn, strawberry licorice twists, and organic Chewie Fruities from Torie & Howard. Aurora especially approved of the popcorn, since she loves crunchy snacks. With her taste buds out of commission, she goes more for texture: crunchy over chewy. (I like both!)

Single men often come with roommates and Viago, you should know, has three with a fourth on the way. Petyr keeps to himself in the basement, thank goodness. Vladislav has a sexy accent, and sense of fashion he calls “dead, but delicious.” Deacon never does his chores, but he makes up for it with handknitted gifts and his erotic dance performances.

Then there’s newbie Nick who messes up the whole household dynamic and, worst of all, interrupts Deacon’s aforementioned erotic dance.

If the preview makes you laugh, give this one a go and let me know what you think of it in comments, or by tweet or Facebook. What are your favorite movie snacks?


If you appreciate a date who makes you laugh and missed episode 1 with Fred, the Vampire Accountant, catch it here.

NEXT MONTH: Blondes Have More Fun! We’ll kick off May with Lestat from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, and include a giveaway.

Date With A Vampire (Ep 1) The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes

Welcome to your first date with a vampire, a fun new Thursday feature every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

In Date With A Vampire, I make recommendations on vampire themed books and movies I find amusing, along with my suggestions for thirst quenchers and nibbles to enjoy on your “date.” The theme for April is funny. Keep reading to learn more about our first bachelor with bite: Fred!

Full name: Fredrick Frankford Fletcher

(“Yes,” Fred says, “that name did get me beaten up quite frequently when I was a child.”)

Occupation: Accountant

Hobbies: Watching vampire movies

Favorite Eats & Drinks, Aside From Blood: Merlot and Cheese

The Book: The Utterly Uninteresting & Unadventurous Tales of Fred, The Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes

Looking for a little tax time relief? Fred’s offbeat humor had me at first sight – the cover! One look at that sucker and I knew I was in for a good time.

Fred is funny without intending to be funny, which makes him even funnier. (Don’t you just love an undead man with a sense of irony?)

We started our date with Fred’s favorites: red wine and cheese. I am in absolute LOVE with Miyoko’s Creamery, vegan – non-dairy – organic, cultured nut cheeses. The double cream chive is to die for!

Although Fred prefers to stay in, he decided to step outside his comfort zone by attending his 10 year high school reunion, held around Halloween. It kicked off with a costume party, thankfully after sunset. Freddy dressed up as a doctor. If you’re wondering why he didn’t done a black cape and come as a vampire, Fred explains it best. “The point of a Halloween costume is to be something you are not.” Since Fred’s a vampire, that would have been cheating and Fred doesn’t cheat. He’s a hardworking, honest man. They don’t unmake them like that anymore.

Fred wasn’t one for mingling, way fine by me. We hit up the refreshment table and sipped on “the poorly flavored sugar water they had the gall to call punch.” (I told you to sneak in your blood flask, Fred.)

We were about to bag the whole thing when the lights suddenly went out and we heard screams. I’ll stop there. I have no intention of spoiling date night should you make the wise decision to give Fred a call.

If you appreciate oddball humor you’ll have a great time with Fred! I’ve already agreed to a second date with book two, Undeath & Taxes.

For more laughs, check out Viago’s date, served with candied popcorn and red whips. Take a trip to New Zealand in the wacky film: What We Do In The Shadows.