A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an ideal film for fans of horror and thriller movies. You will find violence, murder and gripping horror with a dose of thrill in the movie. As the title suggests, the central character of the movie is a girl who is walking towards home alone late at night. It is the debut film for the director but he hit the mark from the first frame. The first scene of this movie sets the tone for the rest of the movie. Dressed in a long hijab with blood on the lips is enough to give you an idea of what to expect.
The film is the first of its kind because it mixes Iranian and Western cultures with a vampire story. The movie depicts the problems of the people who are settled in the Iranian Ghost City. Arash is a young man with a good heart and his father takes him to the clutches of the not so good Dominic Rains who is covered with tattoo and wears a lot of jewelry. The girl (Sheila Vand) thrives where other people are finding it hard to survive in the city’s haunting and creepy atmosphere. She changes her getup and starts stalking men. She uses her skateboard to reach her prey. She also shows off her soft side as well in the movie.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night will give you a surprise if you are predicting the next sequence of scene based on your experience of horror movies. Shot in black and white, which adds to the feel of the movie, the movie is thrilling till the last frame. The cast does full justice to their somewhat underwritten roles and the soundtrack makes strange shifts smoother and digestible. Some characters also cross each other’s paths as the plot develops.
The ending of the film is satisfactory, something which cannot be said of most horror movies these days, making it a must-watch.