Ana Lily Amirpour writes and directs this Persian vampire horror. Set in the fictional Iranian underworld, in a town known as Bad City, the story follows discontented youngster Arash (Arash Marandi) as he deals with life in the lawless town. His grand dreams of escape are dashed by the antics of his drug addicted father Hossein (Marshall Manesh) who forces his son to give up his vintage car to pay off a debt to his dealer Saeed (Dominic Rains). Meanwhile, a silent, hijab-wearing vampire (Sheila Vand) stalks the town's streets to exact revenge on the men who prey on her fellow women. But when she meets Arash her hostilities vanish as she warms to the brooding human and vows to use her unique skill set to try and help him.