“She would have been a good woman,” The Misfit said, “if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.”
-Flannery O’Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find
The Girl in “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” is a lonely unnamed vampire. Like Flannery O’Connor’s The Misfit, she is an outcast living on the fringes of society, committing acts of violence against people who more or less deserve them. When she bites off the finger of the drug dealer Saeed and then drains the blood from his neck, it is deserved because he has terrorized Arash, the protagonist in the film who has to take care of his drug-addicted father.