Wednesday, July 12, 2023

‘Medusa Deluxe’ – A24 Teases Big Hair, Backstabbing, and Murder in New Trailer for Ambitious Whodunit

The world of competitive hairdressing gets, well, hairy when backstabbing and secrets lead to murder in Medusa Deluxe, A24‘s upcoming single-take whodunit. Today, A24’s unveiled the first trailer, teasing big hair, paranoia, and lethal ambition.

Look for Medusa Deluxe when it opens in select theaters and on VOD August 11.

In Medusa Deluxe, “Talented, ambitious, and backstabbing hairstylists gather for a competition in England, only to find one of their own murdered before judging can begin. Winding through neon-lit halls and backstage dressing rooms, competitors unspool long-simmering resentments and secrets as they search for the killer among them, in this devilishly funny whodunit from debut filmmaker Thomas Hardiman.”

Expect the highly competitive setting to stoke the flames of mistrust with a killer on the loose. With A24 attached, expect an unconventional approach to the murder whodunit format.

I wrote in my capsule review out of Panic Fest, “It’s not the strange world of competitive hairdressing competitions that is the hook in writer/director Thomas Hardiman’s feature debut, but its murder mystery that plays out in real time. Played out over extended tracking Steadicam shots meant to evoke a single-take thriller over one night of competitive hair hell and murder, Medusa Deluxe gives a unique spin on the whodunnit. It’s a vibrant, atypical, and often entertaining twist to the whodunnit with kinetic camera work that masks the surface-level explorations of an underseen subculture.”

Stylish and kinetic camerawork are vital in this whodunit, ensuring a visual feast courtesy of cinematographer Robbie Ryan (American Honey, The Favourite, Poor Things).

The film stars Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Clare Perksins, Darrell D’Silva, Debris Stevenson, Harriet Webb, Heider Ali, Kae Alexander, Kayla Meikle, Lilit Lesser, Luke Pasqualino, and Nicholas Karimi.

Enter the competitive world of hairstyling and murder when Medusa Deluxe opens in select theaters and VOD next month.

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