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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

Mar 4, 2021

Imagine a haunted hotel and a struggling marriage. Now, think less about The Shining and more about Alfred Hitchcock. Add some unsettling Los Angeles noir and you've got The Night - a spooky international co-production and the first American movie given legal screening rights in Iran since their 1979 revolution.

Motion Picture Terror Scale: 4 (Marcus) / 3 (Melissa) / 2 (Grady). Quality: 5 / 4 / 4. Enjoyment: 5 / 2 / 2

Articles mentioned in this episode:

"Why horror flick "The Night" is the first American film to be released in Iran in four decades," by Gary M. Kramer in Salon

"‘The Night’ Review: Farsi-Language Horror Thriller Set in an L.A. Hotel Delivers Classy Scares," by Richard Kuipers in Variety

"Reviews: The Night" by Matt Zoller Seitz in

"'A silent act of resistance': the hidden tattoo studios of Tehran," by Renate van der Zee in The Guardian

"The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon," by Richard Gale on YouTube

"They can take our electricity but they can never take our nachos," on TikTok