Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and sticking to the housework roster to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they're just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood. They have one more flatmate, 8000 year-old Petyr who epitomises the film's title: he sleeps in the basement, literally in The Shadows.
When Petyr turns 20-something human hipster Nick into a vampire, the guys must teach him the ropes and guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashions, technology, and the Internet. But it's the introduction of Nick's human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampire's lives and attitudes towards the ever-changing world around them.
When Stu's life is threatened, the vamps show us that maybe humans are worth fighting for, and that even though your heart may be cold and dead, it doesn't mean you can't feel anything.
THEATRICAL RELEASE: 04/09/2014 HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE: 07/01/2015 RUN TIME: 1HR 26MIN