Arrow Video presents the thought-provoking and blood-soaked psychological thriller, The Stylist, starring Najarra Townsend and Brea Grant. Writer/director Jill Gevargizian delivers a visually daring and intellectual examination of a twisted lost soul.
“We all dream of being someone else… but for Claire (Townsend), that dream goes from an obsession to a living nightmare. A hairstylist by day, serial killer, and collector of scalps by night, Claire’s lonely existence is thrown into turmoil when her regular client, Olivia (Grant), asks her to style her hair for her wedding day. Increasingly fixated on Olivia’s seemingly flawless life, Claire vows to lock up her scalp collection and change her ways for good – only to discover that repressing your deadly desires is easier said than done…”
Here are 5 reasons why you should watch The Stylist:
5) Najarra Townsend!
In a knockout performance, Najarra Townsend is able to present a mentally unhinged outcast and showcase sympathy for a tortured soul. She expresses so much emotion after Claire reads a single text. That is what’s great about her performance – you feel something for the main character.
4) Brea Grant!
As her character Olivia, Brea Grant has to be manipulative, easygoing, and condescending. Olivia has to be the opposite of Claire, which is why there needs to be an attraction and chemistry. The kinetic chemistry between Grant and Townsend is what makes the movie works so well.
3) The Slasher Effects!
The gore in this slasher flick isn’t vomit-inducing, but the effects do pack a sizable wallop. The kill scenes come from Claire’s emotional and volatile outbursts.
2) The Direction!
Writer/director Jill Gevargizian invites the audience to dive into the mind of an emotionally disturbed and socially awkward protagonist. Interestingly, Gevargizian isn’t being mean-spirited towards her lead character. Gevargizian wants viewers to be in the passenger seat of an unavoidable car crash that they cannot look away from.
1) An Unforgettable Ending!
The Stylist will stick with viewers, especially after they watch the unforgettable and shocking ending. It’s a provocative slasher flick that pushes itself to another level.
Arrow Video will release The Stylist on March 1st, 2021.