October 12: A Film From a Foreign Country Who's Horror Films You've Never Dipped Your Toes Into
Recommended: Dream Home (Hong Kong)
Another option: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Iran/US)
Dream Home is a Hong Kong feature in which the insane H.K. housing market plays a central "character." But with the rising costs of housing in cities across the world, it could take place almost anywhere. Cheng Lai-sheung is a young woman who has her eye on an upscale flat in the city. It's something she's dreamed of since childhood, and she'll do whatever it takes to get it. And I mean...WHATEVER it takes. Gorehounds will be pleased with this one!
Billed as “the first Iranian Vampire Western,” the hype around A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, in my opinion, was a little overdone. I would have liked a more engrossing storyline. But visually, I have to say – this is one gorgeous, beautifully moody film. Shot in rich black and white, the story centers on a young vampire who stalks local citizens living in a place called Bad City. Despite its flaws, it's definitely worth seeing for its dreamlike imagery, and unusual take on the vampire genre.
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