The Stylist

Out on:VOD 1st March 2020

MEET THE HAIRDRESSER WHO’S A CUT ABOVE THE REST IN GORGEOUSLY ENTERTAINING THRILLER

‘THE STYLIST’

ARROW PRESENTS A STUNNING NEW TALENT FOR 2021

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“Will send shivers through your scalp” Nerdist

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“One wickedly crafted film” The Hollywood News

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“Najarra Townsend is phenomenal” Starburst

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“Demands a serious watch from every self-respecting horror fan” HeyUGuys

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ARROW is proud to premiere writer/director Jill Gevargizian assured debut feature THE STYLIST, a sleek and inventive psychological thriller starring the fabulous Najarra Townsend (Contracted) as a brilliant but shy hairdresser with an extremely dark secret. You can see it first on ARROW from March 1st 2021.

A hit on the festival circuit in 2020 (including Sitges and Arrow Video FrightFest), Screen Anarchy describes the film as “a stellar debut from and director Gevargizian”. Developed from her popular 2016 short, Gevargizian’s film, along with the likes of Prevenge, The Columnist and Promising Young Woman, herald a new era of startlingly original and socially relevant thrillers with women front and centre.

Featuring a truly memorable and unexpectedly moving central performance from Townsend (who won the Best Actress award from Total Film magazine at this year's Arrow Video FrightFest), with support from the excellent Brea Grant (After Midnight) The Stylist is sharply observed and erm, stylishly made. An astute study of loneliness and obsession, Gevargizian takes everyday situations - grabbing a coffee, sending a text, having a haircut, and a girls night out - and imbues them with a deliciously macabre flavour. Be warned though - there’s quite a lot of red stuff flying around and it’s not hair dye!

"I guess we all want what we don't have"

Synopsis: Obsession gets a makeover in The Stylist, a deliciously twisted slice of female-led psychological horror, nominated for the New Visions Award for Best Motion Picture at the 2020 Sitges International Film Festival and based on co-writer/director Jill Gevargizian’s award-winning short film of the same name.

We all dream of being someone else… but for Claire (Najarra Townsend, Contracted), that dream goes from an obsession to a living nightmare. Hairstylist by day, serial killer and collector of scalps by night, Claire’s lonely existence is thrown into turmoil when her regular client, Olivia (Brea Grant, After Midnight; director of 12 Hour Shift), 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…

Featuring striking visuals and pitch-perfect performances from its talented cast, The Stylist offers viewers “a delicately deranged glimpse into social anxiety and loneliness” (Slashfilm) – a bold and mesmerising debut feature from a filmmaker to watch.

See THE STYLIST first, on March 1st 2021, exclusively on ARROW, the passion-driven film platform giving film fans the opportunity to watch a curated selection of movies that the Arrow Video brand is famous for. It’s the home for weird and wild cult classics, newly-restored gems, and genre favourites, available on and Amazon Prime Video in the UK and launching as a standalone SVOD service, ARROW early next year at www.ARROW-Player.com - which will be available to stream direct on all your favourite devices

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RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Arrow Video
Certificate
TBC
Release date
1st March, 2020
Running time
1 hour 45 minutes

KEY TALENT INFORMATION

Director
Jill Gevargizian
Stars
  • Najarra Townsend
  • Brea Grant

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