Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American satirical supernatural horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, January 10, 2019 released the trailer:
Velvet Buzzsaw | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In Miami Beach, art critic Morf Vandewalt attends an art exhibition alongside his friend, Josephina, who works for Rhodora Haze, owner of the Haze Gallery and formerly a member of the rock band Velvet Buzzsaw. Unfulfilled in his love life with his boyfriend, Ed, Morf starts a sexual relationship with Josephina. Returning to Los Angeles, Josephina finds a dead man named Vetril Dease in her apartment building, and enters his home to discover a myriad of paintings, some of which partially destroyed. Josephina steals the paintings to show Morf and Rhodora, who become fascinated with Dease. Rhodora decides to exhibit several pieces in her gallery, which is an instant success. The artworks enchant Gretchen, Morf's art curator friend, and Piers, a former artist for the Haze Gallery. Rhodora keeps most of the paintings, and Morf and Josephina keep a small portion each. To ensure the rarity of the paintings, Rhodora orders gallery worker Bryson transports half of them to storage. Bryson opens a crate and decides to keep one of the paintings for himself. En route, the painting catches fire from his cigarette ash and burns him, causing him to crash into a gas station. As he heads inside to clean the burns, Bryson is attacked by a painting of monkeys fixing a car and goes missing. Researching Dease, Morf discovers he suffered from a troubled and abusive childhood that culminated in the murder of his father and a growing mental illness that permeates his works. Jon Dondon, a rival art gallery owner, has hired an investigator to uncover the same story. He attempts to reveal Dease's story to the press but is murdered when a mysterious hand hangs him by his scarf. Coco, Rhodora's former assistant who had just begun working for Jon, discovers his body. Morf sees a hand in a Dease painting suddenly move which unsettles him.


Jake Gyllenhaal
Morf Vandewalt
Rene Russo
Rhodora Haze
Toni Collette
Zawe Ashton
Tom Sturridge
Jon Dondon
Natalia Dyer
Daveed Diggs
Billy Magnussen
John Malkovich
Alan Mandell
Vetril Dease
Mig Macario
Nitya Vidyasagar
Sedale Threatt Jr.
Pat Healy
the man from Parlack
Marco Rodríguez
Ray Ruskinspear


Principal photography began on March 5, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

The film Velvet Buzzsaw was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance) and on February 1, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of $21 million, the film grossed over $5.4 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Velvet Buzzsaw got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Velvet Buzzsaw

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