A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a flawless title for Ana Lily Amirpour’s introduction, wrongfooting us wickedly with its quality of shivery nighttime risk. The fact of the matter is: she’s the predator, not the prey. Never given a name, and played by Argo on-screen character Sheila Vand, this nebulous vision in a chador, skateboarding along the high contrast avenues of an anecdotal Iranian backwater called Bad City, ends up being a vampire. She nourishes principally on those who’ve earned it.
In time, returning to the less ethically demanding end of the bloodsucker class would be an invigorating change. After the Twilight pictures and the different incarnations of Let the Right One In, hanging out with vamps is losing its unique chill as somewhat of a no-no. They’re turning into very exemplary and limited.