Seth's birthday is coming up in a couple of days and this has added to the overall high levels of anticipation that we are all having at the moment. Over the next couple of days I will plan out his big day, make his birthday cake and get ready to Laser Force myself to death, since that is the activity that he has decided to indulge in for his big 10th birthday. Nothing like running around in the dark trying to kill people with plastic guns to lift a person's spirits!
So with only days to go until I can hit the Bali beaches and markets, I turn my attentions to what I will pack. I really hate packing for a holiday, because you never can be sure that you're taking the right stuff or if you'll even use half of the crap that you spend your time lugging around. I tend to over-pack, my suitcase can look like a hoarders spare room in minutes. And I over think stuff, rationalising stupid additions with the whole 'but what if I need it when I'm there?' Honestly, it's not like I'm heading off to the bloody Gaza Strip or anything, there's always tonnes of supermarkets and convenience stores abroad but I always seem to feel obliged to take things just in case. I think it is the mum in me that does it.
Anyway, with all this free pondering time I have been watching a lot of movies and series lately, the best thing that I saw this week was definitely What We Do in the Shadows.
Release Date: 2014
Running Time: 86 mins
This horror-comedy mockumentary tells the story of a group of modern day vampires living together in Wellington, New Zealand. Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, this is a hilarious take on all classic vampire tales and is delivered with a clever and witty dialogue that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Viago, Deacon, Petyr and Vladislav are four housemate vampires, just trying to get by in the 21st century. However, just because you're a vampire, that doesn't mean that you are only immune to silver and sunlight, you also have to contend with not hitting a main artery, not being able to see your sexy reflection in a mirror, not being able to enter a nightclub without an invitation and then there's the chore wheel!
Clement and Waititi have taken the lead roles of Viago and Vladislav on with good humour and charm, Jonathon Burgh is hysterical as the sexy dancing Deacon and Ben Fransham is a dead ringer for Nosferatu as the ancient vampire Petyr.
This is a great example of horror-comedy done right, it's funny for all of the wrong reasons but I was laughing out loud the whole way through.
FINAL SAY: We're vampires, we don't put down towels!
4 Chili Peppers