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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.