When Robinson talks about twisting the horror-comedy knife, that’s not just an empty soundbite. Looking back on the original “What We Do in the Shadows” movie, the humor is laced with some horrific moments, such as when Viago (Taika Waititi) murders his date in bloody fashion or when Deacon (Jonathan Brugh) casually reveals his Nazi background.
Referring again to the series pilot — which set the tone of the show going forward — you can see how FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” carried some of that comedy-horror forward, like in the scene where Laszlo (Matt Berry) and Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) slaughter a man who insulted them in the park. Moments like these serve as a reminder that they’re still vampires and monsters, and as funny as their bloodsucking shenanigans might be, they do still have some bite.
“What We Do in the Shadows” season 4 premieres on July 12, 2022.