'Velvet Buzzsaw' Combines Art And Murder In New Netflix Horror Film
The first look at 'Velvet Buzzsaw' shows us that Netflix has managed to blend art gallery drama, ice-blonde wigs, and ~murder~ into one delicious plot.
The film has been described as a thriller set in the high stakes world of the Los Angeles art scene, "where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce".
Gyllenhaal plays an eccentric art critic named Morf Vandewalt who wears thick-framed glasses and makes scathing comments about artworks that have "no originality, no courage!".
But he also realises that a bunch of paintings are haunted by demons and coming alive to kill art admirers!
Judging by the new trailer, it already seems like this film could potentially scare a lot of gallery and museum patrons away. The LA County Museum of Art has already promised that their collection will absolutely not "reach out and grab you".
However, when you see what happens when our dear Toni Collette reaches into a spherical Jeff Koons-esque sculpture, you might think twice about taking in some art and culture at your local gallery.
Velvet Buzzsaw features an impressive cast including John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things) and is directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler).
The thriller will premiere at Sundance this month and then will be available to stream on February 1.
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