Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Midnight (2014)

The streets of Bad City are not the safest place to be, especially at night. There are drugs, crime, and unbeknownst to the townsfolk, there is also a vampire.  The vampire, aka The Girl, walks the streets at night searching for bad people to satiate her appetite for blood.

One night she comes across Arash. He has just left a party and is high on ecstasy.  Arash is basically a good guy, but his life is not easy. His father is a heroin addict and the local drug dealer just took the classic car he worked hard to afford, as payment for his fathers drug debt.

Arash and The Girl strike up an odd relationship. Both he and the Girl are lonely, and are drawn to each other.  This is definitely not your typical vampire movie.

After seeing this title on many top 10 lists for last year, I was curious to see it. Based on the title, I thought something horrible would happen to some poor girl walking alone at night.

The movie is visually appealing. It's shot in black and white, and the cinematography is fantastic.  I truly enjoyed the visual aspect of the film.  But I wasn't all that fond of the movie itself.  It's fairly artsy, and doesn't have much of a plot. While there was violence in the film, and some disturbing images, I didn't find it scary.

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