The Neon Demon Movie Review

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The Neon Demon is 2016 film that will come in June or just next month later from now. This horror thriller film is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. This film is written by Nicolas Winding Refn together with Mary Laws. The main stars are Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Alessandro Nivola, Jena Malone and Christina Hendricks. This film was announced in April 2016 to compete the Palme d’Or at 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It makes this film as the third film directed by Refn that compete for Palme d’Or following films Only God Forgives and Drive.


The Neon Demon has Nicolas Winding Refn as the director and Lene Børglum as the producer. The screenplay is by Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws and Polly Stenham. Nicolas Winding Refn is also responsible to its story. Cliff Martinez is the one who is responsible for the music. For the cinematography is by Natasha Braier. Then this film edited Matthew Newman. The company productions are Space Rocket Nation, Bold Films and Vendian Entertainment. This film will have Amazon Studios, Scanbox Entertainment, Broad Green Pictures and The Jokers as the distributors.


The center of the story of The Neon Demon follows aspiring Los Angeles beautiful model that has youth and beauty that bring her to significant danger. It is Jesse who moves to LA. Due to her youth and vitality, she is devoured, by a group which is obsessed to beauty that will take any things by any means necessary as long as it can get what they have. It happens when she enters a model industry after she is recruited by a fashion mogul acted by Alessandro Nivola. This film may have interesting story to enjoy.

Full Cast and Crew

The full cast and crew of The Neon Demon is as follow; Christina Hendricks acts as Jan, Jena Malone acts as Ruby, Keanu Reeves acts as Hank, Elle Fanning acts as Jesse, Desmond Harrington acts as Jack, Abbey Lee acts as Sarah, Jamie Clayton acts as Casting Director, and Bella Heathcote acts as Gigi. You will also find Charles Baker acts as Mikey, Alessandro Nivola acts as Fashion Designer, Taylor Marie Hill acts as Model, Karl Glusman acts as Dean, Cody Renee Cameron acts as Embalmed Female Corpse or as Cody Renee and Cameron Brinkman acts as Male Model.

There are other players in The Neon Demon such as Houda Shretah acts as Clothing Designer Asst., Lucas Di Medio acts as Male Model, Samantha Miller acts as Model, Stacey Danger acts as Casting Assistant, Chris Muto acts as Nick, and Kiera Smith acts as Female Model. The other stars are including Madeleine Woolner acts as Fashion Designer Assistant, Charlize Cotton, Helen Wilson, Tessa Miller acts as Young Girl, Collin Lee Ellis acts as Male Model, Frances Parsons acts as Female Model, Keilina Jones, Allie Lewis and Tea Jo acts as Female Model or as Tea Raza.


The production of The Neon Demon began on 3 November, 2014, Space Rocket Nation as Refn’s company, together with co-financer Gaumont Film as well Wild Bunch published that the next film made by Refn would be filmed in LA, California by the title The Neon Demon. The filming starts from early 2015. Then, in January the following year, it was reported that the film script was actually inspired by Elizabeth Bathory. In the discussion of the script, Refn said that violent men are dominant in many films and in this film, he wants only a woman as the main player.

Release Date

The world premiere of The Neon Demon will be at 2016 Cannes Film Festival in May 20, 2016. Then, in France, it will be released on June 8, 2016. In Denmark, this film will be released on June 9, 2016. Then, in the United States, this film is going to be released on 24June, 2016. Amazon Studios has acquired the distribution rights of this film. For the theatrical release, Broad Green Pictures is together with Amazon. Jokers distribute this film only in France while Scanbox will be responsible for the film distribution in Denmark.

Critical Reception

The Neon Demon is not yet rated or scored by experts or reviewers. Therefore, there is no recommendation whether you will love this film or not. But, at least, from the review here you have some clues about the storyline including how this film can be interesting or not for you. If you like the genre of this film, you may also like it.

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