Thrillhers – “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”

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Thrillhers is a column that takes a look at female directors in horror and how their movies are shaped by the socio-cultural implications of being female.  

Greetings, Rooster Illusion fans! Sarah from SciFridays here, back from hiatus and proud to introduce: Thrillhers, a brand new column! To kick things off, let’s take a look at Ana Lily Amirpour’A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, an Iranian vampire film.

It would be safe to say that Amirpour, an Iranian-American born in England and raised in Miami, has created an amazingly unique movie that she self-described as a ‘vampire spaghetti western’. Filmed in black and white and featuring a jaunty opening song, the film is set in a fictional Iranian town called Bad City. Bad City is not the bustling bazaar-esque Iranian setting you’ve seen in the news – but rather like a small American town (shot, in fact, in California). Persian…

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