To call director Ana Lily Amirpour’s 2014 film “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” unique is an understatement. Though shot in Northern California, the movie is set in Iran (all the characters speak Farsi), and tells the story of a female vampire (decked out in an Iranian chador) who feeds on the male “undesirables” of Bad Town, an industrial community that, despite being a prime area for oil drilling, is home to some very poor people (the setting gives the film a western vibe, which makes sense considering it has been described by some as an “Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western”). What’s more, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” was shot in stunning black-and-white, and even features a romantic subplot (involving the vampire).
Oh, and there’s a scene where the chador-dressed vampire rides a skateboard… can’t forget that.
Its unusual qualities aside, however, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” is an engaging, often moving, and sometimes spooky film about two very lonely people who, though quite different from one another (he is alive; she is undead), fall deeply in love. Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 051 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we review the hell out of horror movies… In this themed episode, we get our film snob on with Wolfman Josh’s sophisticated topic, ARTHOUSE VAMPIRES. To help us explore this theme, we bring you in-depth reviews of Let the Right One In (2008) and Thirst (2009) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) and a brand-new (and unique) Iranian horror film called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015). So, don’t be afraid to scream while you’re reading subtitles and challenge all of your preconceived definitions of horror because tonight we’re talking Arthouse Vampires!
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