First Ever Iranian Vampire Western Is Geeky Glory

Released this past November, Ana Lily Amirpour‘s A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is probably the coolest film of 2014. Equal parts noir, romance, pulp, horrror and western, the film tells the stories of a host of quirky characters all connected to the Girl (portrayed by actress Sheila Vand), a young Iranian woman who rides a skateboard, dons a hijab, and preys on men. She’s a vamp in every sense of the word.

cover of issue #1 art from Michael DeWeese
cover of issue #1 art from Michael DeWeese

And if that doesn’t sell you on it, the trailer ought to. In black-and-white with an eerie, western-ish soundtrack, the film has a tinge of Tarantino and Rodriguez, with a bit more subtly. Though it’s in black-and-white, the images are so striking it begs for a comic book treatment.  Thankfully, the creators seemed to think so too, and now you can buy the comic (see a preview here) and even a film-themed skateboard deck.

Like the Girl, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is its own unique creature.

Check it.

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2 thoughts on “First Ever Iranian Vampire Western Is Geeky Glory”

  1. A refreshingly cerebral interpretation of the sleuth cuts a sharp contrast to Robert Downey, Jr.’s relatively-bombastic version of the iconic character.

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