Nicolas Winding Refn's Neon Demon Actually About Cannibal Supermodels?

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Okay, we'll admit it. We did not expect the plot for Nicolas Winding Refn's female-lead horror movie Neon Demon to be centered around cannibal supermodels. You've got our attention now, Refn.


Earlier this month the cast for Neon Demon was announced, and it's a great group including Christina Hendricks, Elle Fanning, Abbey Lee, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote and Keanu Reeves. That's an ass-kicking group of ladies, as well as Keanu (and we love him too). And now thank to Whatculture, we have plot details, which seem to be influenced by the Countess Bathory, whose legend is based around her kidnapping young virgin women from the neighboring town, murdering them, and then bathing in their blood, all done in hopes of staying young forever. Whatculture name checks Bathory and then adds more details:

…the film is about a group of supermodels going to extremes in their attempts to keep looking the way they do. What this translates into is voodoo and cannibalism.

Well, that is just insane. Count us in. Neon Demon has yet to film, but we'll keep everyone updated as more news comes in.



If it's like the George Michael "Freedom! '90" video with more brain-eating, I'm all in favor of it.