Review : A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Stigmatophilia's gore splattered corner of insanity.

Year: 2014
Director: Ana Lily Amipour
Cast: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò
Themes: Vampire, Pop culture cool, Belonging, Love Story

the girl walks home alone at night cover

All it took were three words to reel me in “Iranian Vampire Western”- ok, and a deliciously neo-gothic looking still of a female vampette donning a burka styled headdress. Something new, something different, at last! So it would come to be that A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night became one of my most anticipated releases of 2014- and into 2015 when the opportunity (not for the want of trying) finally arose for me to see it. Of course this came with much anticipation, and that’s probably never a good thing. But then I should kick myself for allowing to get drawn in by a tagline- because scratch beneath the surface of this ‘First Iranian Vampire Western’ marketing, and we find a film that was shot in…

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