What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

What We Do in the Shadows is a mockumentary focusing on the domestic problems faced by four vampires who share a flat in Wellington, New Zealand. The four are accompanied by two cameramen who document their daily lives consisting mostly of trying to fit in with the twenty-first century lifestyle, socializing with other vampires and seducing prey, all while hiding their monstrous identity.


Starring Jemaine Clement as Vladislav, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Nick and Jonny Brugh and Deacon.

Reasons to watch high: When I’m high, I get jokes that I wouldn’t normally find funny. What We Do in the Shadows is usually not for everyone; it’s either super funny or just plain stupid, but when you’re stoned, it’s probably the latter. If you enjoy shows such as Flight of the Conchords or The Office, then this recommendation is for you.

Each character has a unique personality and hilarious backstory that makes them who they are. With their centuries of knowledge and experience with women, seduction and life in general, the vampires share their vast knowledge through the documentary and apply their skills to the twenty-first century life. But by today’s standards, they just look like fools. The film is even more funny when you learn that the script was improvised.