Ladies of Horror: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


Written by Cat Wilson,
Today’s pick is the Iranian vampire Western, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, this is a beautiful black and white film with a heavy dose of style. The title neatly sums up the themes of flipped gender tropes and speaks directly to women. The girl in question says little during the film but her actions are to stalk and feed on abusive men. This film reminds us a little of the campy Innocent Blood, where a female vampire kills mobsters, however the comparisons end there. The male lead in the movie is portrayed as sweet but clueless. There is a hint of romance, however this love story shows the realism of two people who have just met.