I ran the teaser trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour’s upcoming A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night a week or so ago.
It was haunting, evocative, and intriguing as hell.
This is the full trailer, just dropped:
According to VICE media: “The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno, and Morricone-inspired riffs, the film’s airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic combines the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch.”
Well shit. I’m sold.
Also, it turns out that not only is it illegal to make a horror film in Iran but impossible. Amirpour apparently found a deserted or semi-deserted SoCal oil town and dressed it to look like Iran, and cast ex-patriates and Persian-American actors.
Like I didn’t want to see it before…