In honor of Women in Horror Month, we take a walk on the dark side with Ana Lily Amirpour’s haunting vampire western, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”.
Visually striking and surprisingly moving, Amirpour’s black-and-white, feature film debut took the indie horror world by storm and proved she was a force to be reckoned with.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
The first Iranian Vampire podcast…yes, you read that correctly (not at all).
This week on They Mostly Podcast at Night, Chaos and Carnage invite you to join them for the last days of Women in Horror Month as we discuss the stylish and atmospheric, female-driven, Iranian Vampire Western, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night!
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction and more!
“A girl walks home alone at night… and things went awry.” – Carnage’s five second summaries.
The people of Bad City have a vigilante vampire walking the streets at night, feeding on the wicked men who victimize the women around them. The girl lives a lonely existence with just her record collection to keep her company, until one day she meets Arash, a decent young man who understands her love for sad songs.
Arash has his own problems. His father is addicted to heroin, and his father’s dealer steals his car for his father’s unpaid drug debts. He shows up just after the girl has taken out the drug dealer and not only gets his car back but takes the dealer’s ill-gotten gains, which is ultimately how he ends up lost at night on the streets where he crosses paths with the girl.
As things spiral out of control, they grow closer. Will their meeting lead to better times for Bad City, or nothing but heartache? Watch the movie to find out, and then come join us for our take!
Check out the trailer for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night below. And if you haven’t seen it, or if it’s been a while, be sure to catch up on the film before listening to this spoiler-y podcast. It’s currently streaming on Shudder.