A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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  1. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    Check out the (amazing!) trailer for this movie -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YGmTdo3vuY

    I haven't heard much about this yet, but the trailer blew me away just now. I really hope that this is as good as it seems - if so, it will be one of the best horror movies of the year, I predict.
     
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    Tagline: The first Iranian Vampire Western

    Read the tagline on IMDb, watched the trailer, and I'm gonna predict that it's not my cup of tea.
     
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    Mok Family is Forever

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    Cool story bro. Maybe you ought to be on this site instead?.

    msw7, thanks for that! I'm gay for anything with Vampires so it will be on my radar.
     
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    There is a comic being published in tandem with this film. I read the first issue, and it was gorgeous. Unfortunately, that's all it was--very bland "vampire w/ a heart of gold" story--but the film looks significantly different. Love the look of both mediums.
     
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    First off, calling any movie pretentious - specifically "pretentious hipster bullshit" - before seeing the actual movie (solely based off a trailer) is, well, the very definition of pretentious.

    But count me in for this Farsi vampire tale, I'm always in for a unique take on the mythos - especially when filtered through a cultural lens.
     
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    This played theatrically for a single screening in my city last night, so I went to catch it. It's a surprisingly well-restrained and executed indie film that melds genre in a fresh and thoughtful way. From the elements of horror and tension to the family drama and romance and even the comedy, each layer of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is weaved into a narrative that is both sparse and enigmatic. Excellent cinematography and sound design (that echoes Eraserhead), good performances all around, and sure-handed direction elevate this well above your typical indie arthouse horror fare. Recommended for those seek something smart, fun, and different.
     
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    I could be wrong, but this is supposed to be on NetFlix same day as DVD / blu-ray (April 21st).
     
  9. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    It looks interesting! Who would have thought? A vampire film from Iran! I thought the scariest thing about the country besides their leadership is the Islamic religion!!
     
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    :joshua:

    After watching the trailer I have to agree it reeks of pretentious diarrhea. Still for a good laugh might be worth at least 1 viewing.
     
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    This is now available for instant streaming on Netflix.
     
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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Not in 2015.

    Snobbery, on the other hand, will never go out-of-style. Let's call this what it is.

    If I could cite "hipster"ism as the reason Kiss of the Damned sucked so much, I'd be only happy to. Meanwhile, Detention wouldn't shut the fuck up about how "anti"-"hipster" it was. To the point where you wanted to smack the back of their heads to see if they found something else to say.
     
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    Excellent mood piece for those who do not mind "slow" movies. It works as a horror movie but also dabbles in other genres and overall the film has some depth to it. The soundtrack is great.
     
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    Saw this as well. My view is basically the same as what most will probably be. It is beautiful but very slow. It is a lot more about technique than actual stuff happening. Not my kind of thing, really.
     
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    Well made but way too slow. Basically just a drama with a vampire sub-plot thrown in as an afterthought. The first hour there is only one attack. A little too artsy for any more than one viewing.
     
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    Loved this, not as good as Only Lovers Left Alive but a great debut!
     
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    Wasn't into it. Would have made a great 20 minute short, but makes a tedious 1 hour 40 minute feature.

    I'm grateful for NetFlix having this one on the same day as disc because I didn't have to waste a cent on it.
     
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    Thought it was great. I love moody art house horror and this didn't disappoint.
     
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    Loved it. Felt fresh, absorbing. I liked change of cultural scenery.
     

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