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ICYMI: Netflix's 'The Perfection' Film Will Undoubtedly Be The Craziest Thing You See this Year!

Published: 05-04-2019
by D.J. Rivera
 
The usual practice in the film industry is to have a trailer for one’s film tease just enough of the story to entice an audience to flock to ticket booths. But without giving too much away, viewers walk away knowing at least something about the film. So it goes without saying that doing the exact opposite is a very bold strategy. Or some could argue it's pure genius. Thought-provoking visuals in a mind-bending sequence that unveils little to nothing regarding the plot could very well drive the person watching insane, thus creating an unhealthy, dare I say, obsession with needing to know the answers to the many questions they have after getting teased by the mysterious promo. If there is one example of this clever brainwashing/marketing tactic, it is undoubtedly Netflix's preview for one of the most talked-about films out of last year’s Fantastic Fest called The Perfection
 
 
 
Last time we saw Allison Williams was when she was being choked out by Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya with a smile on her face at the end of Jordan Peele’s fantastic horror motion picture Get Out. Now she makes her return in this disorienting yet enthralling 2-minute sizzle reel of what can only be described as an acid trip that melted into a fever dream. I mean, this thing looks bonkers from start to finish. However, somewhere in all the madness, there is a story that revolves around William’s character Charlotte, described as a troubled music prodigy, who seeks out “Dear White People” star Logan Browning’s Elizabeth, the new star of her former school. And at some point, this leads to Elizabeth having a ton of bugs squirming inside her arm and Charlotte holding an axe with an uncomfortable calmness surrounding her.
 
 
 
Almost everything is being kept under wraps about what exactly is happening in Director Richard Shepard’s feature film for the streaming giant. The Perfection seems like the kind of flick that audiences will be talking about long after the credits roll and will offer individuals a glimpse at a unique piece of cinematic insanity. If anything, we can expect the unexpected as well as this bad boy potentially being the craziest thing to come out of the first half of 2019. Until the day comes when that thumbnail is there to select within the Netflix app, all we can do is pick apart this delightful mashup of disturbing imagery and violent visuals against a decadent music backdrop for any clues as to what the heck is going on.
 
The unpredictable ride that is The Perfection begins on Netflix on May 24, 2019.
 
(Image via Netflix)
 
- D.J. Rivera, YH Contributing Writer