Exclusive STYLIST Clip Paints A Picture of Madness

Jill Gevargizian's new film is getting a loaded Blu-ray from Arrow Video, and we've got a peek.

By Phil Nobile Jr. · @philnobilejr · May 21, 2021, 9:18 AM EDT
Najarra Townsend in THE STYLIST.

Back when it was a Kickstarter project, we were pulling for Jill Gevargizian's The Stylist, and it’s been a lot of fun watching from the bleachers as the project reached its goal, went into production, and knocked folks out on the fest circuit. For those not yet familiar, here’s the synopsis:

We all dream of being someone else... but for Claire (Najarra Townsend), 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), 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...

And now we’re excited to see Jill’s film debuting on the Cadillac of home video labels, Arrow Video. This thing is STACKED:

  • Limited Edition Blu-ray and Soundtrack CD collection
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Emma Westwood and a gallery of exclusive location scouting photographs
  • Audio commentary by co-writer/producer/director Jill Gevargizian and actress/producer Najarra Townsend
  • Exclusive Blu-ray introduction by Jill Gevargizian
  • The Invisible Woman, an exclusive visual essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, exploring the themes of women’s labor and female killers in The Stylist and horror cinema
  • The Stylist – Behind the Scenes, a series of eight behind-the-scenes featurettes on different aspects of the film’s production, featuring interviews with the cast and crew
  • Location scouting featurette
  • Outtakes
  • Original Kickstarter video
  • The original 2016 The Stylist short film directed by Jill Gevargizian and starring Najarra Townsend, that inspired the main feature
  • Pity, a 2016 short film directed by The Stylist’s editor, John Pata, and executive produced by Jill Gevargizian, with an optional introduction by Pata
  • Teaser trailer
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image galleries
  • CD containing the original The Stylist Soundtrack

In anticipation of its June 8th release, Arrow has sent over this exclusive clip, depicting a deceptively uneventful series of events that, through mood and exposition, become fraught with menace, and provide unsettling insight into the growing madness of Claire, the film’s disturbed protagonist.

Check out the clip below, and look for The Stylist (available here) on Blu-ray June 8th!