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Velvet Buzzsaw trailer with Jake Gyllenhaal puts new spin on arthouse horror

Jake Gyllenhaal and writer/director Dan Gilroy teamed up for the excellent thriller NIGHTCRAWLER back in 2014, and now the duo is back in the new horror flick – VELVET BUZZSAW. The first trailer has been released for the movie set in the world of contemporary art, and just like a performance piece with models dancing around a mound of garbage, this movie looks absolutely ridiculous – but also secretly genius.

Gyllenhaal plays what appears to be an established art critic and collector, whose own psychological issues are tested when an exciting new series of paintings start to surface, with one woman taking credit for the dead artist's work. Soon the paintings begin to come alive and kill people – the entire movie acting as one big reminder to all of humanity why you never, ever touch the art.

The movie is premiering at Sundance soon, so if this is something you're anxious to hear more about you don’t have to wait long, and you’ll then be able to watch it soon after when it debuts on Netflix on February 1. The movie looks strange and violent, telling a metaphorical tale about what happens when consumerism and greed come before art, with Gilroy wrapping it up in an unsettling horror flick. As I said, it could be a genius piece of work, and that cast including Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, Rene Russo (also in NIGHTCRAWLER), John Malkovich and more is nothing to balk at. Needless to say, I shan't be going to the Louvre anytime soon. 

Here's the official synopsis:

Velvet Buzzsaw is a thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, and John Malkovich star in the new mind-bending film written and directed by Dan Gilroy.

VELVET BUZZSAW hits Netflix February 1. 

Source: Netflix

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