In The Stylist, Najarra Townsend plays Claire, a lonely hairdresser who loves her clients as they confide in her with their secrets. She has a number of kills under her belt as a hairdresser, but when she becomes more obsessed with one of her clients, Olivia (Brea Grant), who asks her to be her stylist for her wedding, she begins on a more aggressive, murderous rampage. Blending character study with slasher, Jill Gevargizian's The Stylist paints an intriguing portrait of loneliness and obsession, as it definitely has more gore than your average stalker story, making it feel more like a slasher. It all leads up to a thrilling ending, as it's still interesting learning what will happen to Claire by the end of the film because of Townsend's layered performance as the character. I was able to chat with the film's writer, director and producer Jill Gevargizian through e-mail about her film, in time for the film's Blu-Ray release today, June 8, through Arrow Video. Read on below:
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I talked with Jeremy Gardner (pictured in the featured image), the co-director, writer and star of After Midnight (a new Shudder Exclusive). We discuss stories in bartending and the “bar mat shot,” getting Brea Grant for the film and auditions, growing as a filmmaker since his first film The Battery, collaborating with Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, the film’s original title, karaoke and the perfect mix-tape song, framing shots, as well as creature design and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight and Todd Masters.
Directed by: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella. Starring: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Henry Zebrowski. Runtime: 1h 23 min. Mild spoilers follow. After a decade-long storybook romance for Hank (Jeremy Gardner) and Abby (Brea Grant) in small-town Florida, Abby disappears in the middle of the night leaving a cryptic note saying she’s going away for awhile. Hank [...]
Directed by: Natasha Kermani. Starring: Brea Grant, Hunter C. Smith, Kristina Klebe. Runtime: 1hr 21 min. This film had its World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on August 23. Lucky, directed by Natasha Kermani and written by and starring Brea Grant, follows a self-help author named May Ryer (Grant). One night, a masked man breaks [...]
Set in 1999 Arkansas, a junkie nurse, Mandy (Angela Bettis) starts a 12 Hour Shift at her hospital where, to get money for her addiction, she’s part of an organ harvesting scheme. When her irresponsible “cousin” Regina (Chloe Farnworth) forgets the organs, they have to try to get another kidney for their boss, and there are many suitable candidates inside the hospital. Read more.
Sorry for the delay, I got my days mixed up. Bailee Madison (October 15) Happy 13th birthday to Bailee Madison. She is a great young actress. At only the age of 13, she has worked with Robert Patrick (in Bridge to Terabithia); Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire (all in Brothers); Hilary Swank (in Conviction); [...]