Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Vampiress Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"

The Gist:  A Female vampire shows mercy and falls for a man whose life is surrounded by drugs.

Clarification:  This is an Iranian film in black and white.  It follows a guy named Arash whose father is a drug addict along with his friends.  On top of that his dad's pusher is constantly after him.  One night he meets a mysterious woman in a black Chador who takes him back to her place and they bond and the rest of the film follows their growing bond.

Selling Point:  The vampire in this film is pretty bad ass.
Female Vampire Factor: The Vampire in this film is played by Sheila Vand.
So she is not your standard "vampire with emotions" you see in modern media despite this films premise.  In fact most of her screen time when it comes to meeting any character she meets that's not Arash is basically someone she's going to kill and even with Arash she doesn't show much emotion it's just he's the guy she won't kill.
No special effects here, just fangs which is all you need.  The pace of the film is pretty slow and the storytelling falls into the "artsy" area.  Basically it's an adult Iranian version of "Let Me In/Let the Right One In".  I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 3 out of 5

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