Watch: The Neon Demon


Drive and Only God Forgives director Nicolas Winding Refn had an international cult hit on his hands with Los Angeles based Drive (Ryan Gosling was the lead) and for his latest venture The Neon Demon, he’s enlisted another A-List cast to help lure an audience in.

Elle Fanning stars as a 16-year-old model trying to make it in LA. She’s soon drawn into a warped, scary world that looks a little bit like a nightmarish version of the fashion and modelling industry. There’s cannibalism, violence but all the lavish, sparkling cinematography you would expect from a director who makes adverts for Gucci on the side.

If you’ve seen the trailer, this is what to expect: fun, unexpected frills, a rollarcoaster soundtrack and a lot of style which is always well worth a look. It might not be being hyped as a masterpiece but as popular culture goes, you couldn’t get a film acting like more of a beacon for it. Oh, and Keanu Reeves is in it too. Need we say more?

Watch the trailer