[Review] WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2023, FX/Hulu) Better Than Ever, Must-See Genre TV

The Grue-Crew review WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2023, FX/Hulu) Season 5 Episodes 1 thru 4 on Gruesome Magazine episode 455. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2023, FX/Hulu) Season 5 Episodes 1 thru 4

S5.E1 “The Mall” July 13, 2023, The vampires discover the mall.

S5.E2 “A Night Out with the Guys” July 13, 2023, Nandor and Laszlo have a night out with Sean and his friends; Nadja discovers the source of her bad luck.

S5.E3 “Pride Parade” July 20, 2023, The vampires help Sean host a Pride parade; Nadja helps her doll achieve a long-held dream.

S5.E4 “The Campaign” July 27, 2023, Colin runs for office; Nandor makes a new friend; Nadja reconnects with her roots.

  • Season 5, Episodes 1 – 4 Available on FX/Hulu beginning July 13, 2023
  • Directed by: Yana Gorskaya, Kyle Newacheck
  • Written by Lauren Wells, Marika Sawyer, Paul Simms, Jake Bender,
    Max Brockman, Shana Gohd
  • Created by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Kayan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetiou, Harvey Guillen,
    Mark Proskch, Kristen Schaal


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.