A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015)

  • Drama, Horror
  • 1h 41m
Release Date: April/2015

An interesting vampire tale that recalls elements of Universal’s 1936 horror classic DRACULA’S DAUGHTER. Director Ana Lily Amirpour uses the black & white cinematography very effectively by shrouding scenes in shadows and making the stark urban settings gothic and menacing. She and actress Sheila Vand, convey the predatory nature of the vampire in subtly powerful ways, particularly in a scene where she simply keeps pace with a man walking on the other side of the street. It is an eerie sequence of predator and prey. However, the coolest thing about the movie is getting to see the vampire skateboarding down deserted streets with her hijab trailing after her like a cape.