Watch Nicolas Winding Refn’s New Acid Trip Thriller ‘The Neon Demon’

Watch Nicolas Winding Refn's New Acid Trip Thriller 'The Neon Demon'Watch Nicolas Winding Refn’s new acid trip thriller ‘The Neon Demon’. Refn, who is known for his slick, neon-lit ultra-violence, has enlisted the help of Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Jena Malone for the film.

Take a first glimpse of Nicolas Winding Refn’s new acid trip thriller The Neon Demon, starring Elle Fanning as Jesse a young aspiring model who unveils the dark underbelly of LA modelling industry, having her “youth and beauty” in danger of being “devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.” Electronic music pulsating hard and neon florescence light dominated the whole L.A. vibes throughout the trailer, as Jesse striking a pose in fashionable manner, visually teases our eyes with otherworldly stylized and sexualized scene.

The film-maker, best known for his Ryan Gosling collaborations, Drive and Only God Forgives, once again takes an unexplored genre and collaborates with such amazing casts including Keanu Reeves, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks and Jena Malone. The film itself was successfully selected as a competition entry at 69th Cannes Film Festival. True to himself, Refn has establish a unique niche with eccentric, sexually-explicit, violently dark and visually rich art-house film.
Keanu Reeves also spoken more about this particular movie, quoted from the press release, he describes the deeper ideas of the film’s lush and frantic visuals and more: “There’s something about the light—you can call it artificial light, but I guess all light is artificial besides the sun—and the neon quality of it. [There’s] something about those colors that attracts and repulses at the same time. And then there’s the demon part. What is the demon within; what is the demon on the outside? Is it ego? It may be a fear of death. Or desire. It’s all sorts of fun stuff.” (Text Saskia Chairunissa)
Watch the twisted trailer of The Neon Demon below: