Ana Lily Amirpour’s boldly original horror ingeniously crosses genres and borders, delivering a striking monochrome Iranian horror, filmed in California, deftly incorporating iconography and genre elements of the Western.
Set within the moody, evocative surroundings of ‘Bad City’, the film follows the arrival of a skateboarding vampire (commandingly portrayed by Sheila Vand) stalking the neighbourhood.
She soon crosses paths with Arash (a James Dean-channelling Arash Marandi), a young man struggling to take care of his sick father, and the two begin to form a strong connection…
Thrillingly singular and utterly hypnotic, this stylish modern masterpiece is playful in its unpredictability and defiance of any one genre, elevating the vampire film to exciting new heights.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night screens as a part of The Monstrous-Feminine film season – to find out more click here.