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  • The vampires assigning each other chores, and Vladislav pointing out that Deacon hasn't done the dishes in five years in the tone of voice you'd normally use on someone who hasn't done the dishes for just a few days.
  • The whole scene where the vampires are chasing Nick, but especially the cat with Vladislav's face, Viago's giddy laughter and Deacon somehow appearing (and getting stuck) in Nick's backpack.
    • The scene is perfectly accompanied with the goofy music played in the background that stops when Nick has locked himself in a room thinking he's safe, only to continue when Deacon starts to crawl out of his backpack.
      • Why did the music stop for just a moment? Because when Nick shut the door on Vladislav et al, he shouted "Fuck off!" The vampires stopped, because they were no longer invited through that door. Of course, Nick didn't say anything about them not coming to get him through his backpack...
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    • And then there's their reactions to Petyr getting Nick. They're more disappointed, treating it as a Kill Steal. "Aw, man! Petyr got him..."
  • Speaking of invitations, the vamps trying to convince a bouncer to invite them into a nightclub so they can actually enter.
  • Viago demonstrating his lack of reflection by holding a cup in front of a mirror isn't funny in itself — but the Adorkable way that he says "Oooooo, ghost cup!" makes the scene.
  • Running into the werewolves for the first time. Deacon mimes throwing a stick... and one of them runs off to find it.
    Angus: No, don't-don't go for it! It's not real.
  • The werewolves use anger management to keep from transforming at bad times. This includes not swearing and not getting worked up when the vampires trash-talk them.
    "We're werewolves, not swearwolves!"
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  • The cops who come to investigate the screeching. Viago hypnotizes them to not notice anything unusual, so they have a pointed conversation with Vladislav (who is holding back a levitating Deacon, who is trying to get at Nick who is in the corner of the ceiling) about fire safety and the appalling lack of smoke alarms. They go down to the basement and chide them for leaving a dead vampire hunter in such an uncomfortable position, citing that he'll have a horrible headache when he wakes up from his bender, and that they should really put a blanket on him. Deacon wants to kill them, Viago wants to shoo them out because the hypnotism could wear off at any time, and Vladislav wants them to stay so they can find out what other safety violations they need to fix, then maybe kill them.
  • The entire sequence of Nick's trial by his flatmates is hysterical.
    • The vampires tell Nick he's banished "indefinitely", followed by a minute of them discussing whether it means "forever" or "undetermined amount of time". They agree that it does mean "a very long time" and settle on the details later.
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    • There's something funny about the way the vampires tell Stu he's still okay to come over after they banish Nick.
    • Nick is subjected to the 'Procession of Shame'... which consists of all three vampires circling Nick, all while pointing at him and and saying "shame!" and "bad vampire!" in the tone you'd use to use to scold a dog. Nick never changes his stone-faced expression, and afterwards he calmly walks off with Stu, whom the others shyly bid goodbye to.
      • The fact that the Procession of Shame is treated as an extreme punishment considering it seems like something a high school student would come up with.
  • Vladislav's reason why vampires target virgins:
    "I think of it like this. If you're going to eat a sandwich... you would just enjoy it more if you knew no-one had fucked it."
  • When Stu has to introduce himself to a ballroom full of vampires (and at least one zombie), he mentions his job in software development in the same mumbling tone he uses whenever he has any dialogue. One of the vampires then cries out "He's a virgin!" and they try to eat him.
  • Sometime after becoming a vampire, Nick eats a chip. Vladislav then tells him in a deadpan fashion that he shouldn't have done that and the scene cuts to Nick vomiting blood. Obviously no one told him that vampires have an aversion to salt.
  • Both Viago and Deacon have familiars who keep pestering them about becoming vampires. They always cut the conversation short whenever it comes up. Then Deacon's familiar goes and gets Nick to turn her.
  • Viago brings home a young woman he plans to feed on. They chat for a bit and she reveals her plans to study and go abroad. Viago clearly feels the weight of what he's about to do, but bites her anyway. He then gets sprayed in the face when he punctures an artery and awkwardly tries to contain the mess with his open mouth.
    • It happens again later in the movie when the vampires are trying to get Nick. As Nick runs back past the dining room, we see the other victim of the night is dead on the table... with arterial spray getting Viago again.
    • There is also the little darkly hilarious moment where Viago makes small talk with the young woman, who at this point is still unsuspecting about what he plans to do, and asks her to tell him a little bit about herself. When she mentions that she would like to go travel and see the world some day, his expression turns very guilty.
    • Not to mention the fact that while she's talking, he's laying down newspapers to catch the bloodstains, and she doesn't seem to think anything of it.
  • All the selfies Vladislav takes of himself in various poses after finally getting a camera, and centuries of having been unable to see his true face.
  • The Running Joke of how everyone just adores Stu is hilarious. The vampires like him so much that, even in the midst of banishing Nick from their flat, they assure him that he's more than welcome to stop by any time. During the brief timeskip, we see that Stu actually took them up on their offer.
    • Hell, even Pauline/The Beast seems to genuinely like Stu. Of course, she still fully intends to try and eat him.
  • "Just leave me to do my dark bidding on the internet!" "What are you bidding on?" "I am bidding on a table..."
  • Vladislav and Viago getting excited when Deacon and Nick turn into bats and start fighting. "Ooh, bat fight!"
    • And Deacon, in human form, grabbing Nick's bat self and pitching him into a garage door.
      • And then the other vampires getting mad at Deacon and saying that is cheating.
  • During the undead party there's a shot of dozens of vampires dancing and having a good time... and then the camera pans over to a mirror propped up against the wall, and the only people visible are Stu (a human) and a couple of zombies just standing around awkwardly.
  • The werewolves trying to chain themselves to trees to avoid going on a rampage, only to encounter problems like one of them not knowing the combination to the combination lock he'd bought (and when asked why he couldn't just use a regular lock, he says he kept losing his key).
  • The whole scene of Viago talking about his first love who got away from him and is now an old lady is mostly sad, and set to things like him wearing a piece of silver she gave him for a bit despite it burning him, mournfully watching her through the window of her apartment and eventually getting Stu to print out an old picture of her that he can tape to the inside of his coffin lid as he lies down so he can look at her at before he goes to sleep... Then we hear a suspicious knocking sound from within the coffin for a few seconds.
    • In the end Viago bites her and she is now a vampire too, and Viago comments that naturally, some people might comment on the age difference... between the 90-year-old woman and "the guy four times her age".
      Viago: They can call me a cradlesnatcher all they want, I don't care.
  • From one of the deleted scenes, Vladislav "paying" the bills through liberal abuse of his Compelling Voice:
    Vladislav: (talking on the phone) Hello, I'm calling regarding a telephone account; our latest telephone account... We have paid the account... Yes, and the call to Greytown? On the 5th of May? No such call ever took place... And also listed here is a call to Romania... It never happened... We do not owe anything on this account... Yes, that's right. Yes, okay, great! Thank you! Thank you. No, it's no problem. No problem, these things happen. (jump cut to next call) Regarding a electricity bill here... (reads from bill) For 36... For number 36, Marcus Street...? Yes? No, don't cut it off. We have paid the electricity bill... Yes. (evil cackle)


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