After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity.
What starts off as a light-hearted, quirky portrait quickly turns into a deadly serious investigation about the destructive powers of the Internet and the perversity of those lurking behind its digital walls. Discovering the truth becomes Farrier’s obsession, despite increasingly sinister threats and warnings. With humor and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling worm hole.
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has in this new horror thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). Seductively stylish, THE NEON DEMON leans into the darkest, black-hearted depths of the fashion industry, and you’ll never look at a runway quite the same way after it. A ravishing piece of cinematic seduction from a bold visionary artist. Starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee and Keanu Reeves.
A bold visionary artist, Refn is able to revel in the culture of instant gratification while also subjecting it to critique. THE NEON DEMON is a ride, a carefully crafted experience, immersive and controlled from a master filmmaker.
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