Stream it Now: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Theatrical Poster for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

Theatrical Poster for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

Directed by LA based Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a 2014  film described as the "first Iranian Vampire Western". Although filmed in Southern California, the film transports you to the fictitious ghost town of Bad City, Iran, where a lonely vampire terrorizes the evil men (and those who could become them) in the dead of night, generally unnoticed by the desolate, mostly corrupt population.

The film, shot entirely in black and white, has an eerie ambiance that creates an unsettling feeling in an otherwise pretty tame "horror" movie. What it lacks in blood and gore it makes up for in mood, with clever set design,  beautiful cinematography, and phenomenal music.

Lead actors Sheila Vand and Arash Marandi have an impeccable chemistry that is strangely sweet without being cheesy or unbelievable; their interactions more film noir than horror film. Their on screen relationship simultaneously captures what it is like to be young, careless, and infatuated with a cool stranger, while at the same time  having the very real and incredibly human longing to be with someone after feeling like an outsider for so long.

You can currently stream A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night on Netflix.