A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

“If there was a storm coming right now, a big storm, from behind those mountains, would it matter? Would it change anything?” – Arash

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 May 2019)

Brief Synopsis – In a lonely Iranian town, a young vampire stalks those who prey on the young and innocent.

My Take on it – As someone who is not at all a fan of films in the horror genre, I generally try to avoid these kind of movies, but when Howard of Rantings and Ravings chose this film for the LAMB’s MOTM – Women Directors edition, I had to see what it was all about.

This film actually has a very interesting premise that borders on a feminist approach to vampire films, yet it fails to work well enough in what it tries to accomplish.

The story wants to be mysterious about what is truly transpiring yet it just doesn’t feel realistic enough in its approach.

None of the characters are developed well enough which is a shame since it is so important in a horror film to have characters that the audience can care about and therefore root for when watching the characters try and avoid the impending carnage.

Since this is a low budget film, they shoot many of the scenes from angles in order to make us believe things that really aren’t happening and they constantly fail in making those shots seem genuine and realistic which also hurts this film a lot.

Bottom Line – Interesting premise that just doesn’t work well enough. The story tries too hard to be mysterious about the plot but it just doesn’t come across as feeling realistic. None of the characters are developed at all and in a horror film, it’s important to care about the characters so that the viewer has someone to root for who might survive the carnage.  Being a low budget film, many of the shots are done from angles to make us believe things are happening and they just don’t manage to make it look realistic or genuine enough.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – At the beginning of the film, a character says he worked “2,191 days” in order to earn the money to buy his car. Including one leap year, that is exactly 6 years.  (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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