10. What We Do In The Shadows
Now an MCU mainstay, Taika Waititi started making waves with his second feature, the found-footage horror-comedy What We Do In The Shadows. Teaming up with regular collaborator Jemaine Clement, the pair co-wrote and co-directed this hilarious mockumentary about a group of socially-awkward vampires just trying to live their best un-dead lives.
If you're familiar with Waititi's other movies, or even his work on Flight of the Conchords, you'll be aware of the kind of dry, witty humour that drives this entire tale. The found-footage format here isn't used to sell the intensity of the scares but rather to accentuate the kind of cringe humour found in something like The Office.
That's because while our heroes are, of course, vampires who feed on human blood, they're also bogged down by the same kind of issues that everyone encounters in a flat share. Someone won't wash the dishes, another plays their music too loud, and another still never cleans the stains out the carpet after they've had a blood orgy. You know, the regular issues.
What We Do In The Shadows is a movie committed to showing vampires from a different angle, and the juxtaposition between the gothic horror of the premise and characters and the deeply mundane issues of modern living makes for a unique found footage offering.