Starry Eyes is a horror movie about a struggling actress getting mixed up with the Hollywood elite. Through the metamorphosis of the main character, the movie describes how the entertainment world actually works: via rituals, blood sacrifice, and occult initiation.
Warning : This article deals with subject matters that might be disturbing to some. Also, colossal spoilers ahead!
Starry Eyes is a typical horror flick: scary, bloody and disgusting. But the most disturbing part of this movie is not the gore and the violence: It is the fact that there is truth in it, a dark truth that many of us would rather ignore. The movie puts it all there, however, right in our faces, as it graphically describes all of the horrific implications. Starry Eyes puts on screen the dark and depraved side of the entertainment industry and the sick motivations of the people who rule it. It exposes the viewers to the elite’s obsession with sexual exploitation, blood sacrifices and satanic rituals as they bask in wealth and social admiration.
While many perceive Starry Eyes as a purely fictional film commenting on the desperation of starving artists, those “in the know” realize that a lot of the horror is based on fact. The movie describes rather accurately the process of what happens at the higher levels of the entertainment industry where abuse, exploitation, mind control, occult rituals, and blood sacrifices turn aspiring artists into traumatized sock puppets. Let’s look at Starry Eyes and how it portrays the movie industry.
A Waitress Tired of Waiting
Sarah Walker is your typical struggling actress living in Los Angeles looking to become a big time Hollywood star. In order to pay the bills, she waits tables at a local restaurant – a job she clearly hates.
Much to the dismay of her boss, Sarah is not focused on her job, but is constantly on her phone looking for callbacks from production companies. At home, Sarah find an intriguing casting call online.
At the audition, the aspiring actresses trying out for the lead role are all treated like garbage, and most of them leave in tears. Although she gave it her all, Sarah also fails to impress the auditioners who proceed to make her feel like a talentless nobody. Sarah then rushes to the nearest bathroom where she completely loses it.
As she comes out of the bathroom stall, Sarah is met by one of the auditioners who was impressed by this disturbing display of rage and self-mutilation. She is brought back to the audition room – but she is not asked to read lines. They want to see her have that violent fit again. Although Sarah is reluctant to pull her hair for the viewing pleasure of strangers, she is told: “You’ve got my attention” and is reminded about the fact that a million other girls could easily take her place. Throughout the movie, Sarah is constantly reminded that a million girls are waiting in line for her spot and that any attention from the all-mighty producers, no matter how strange or degrading their requests, is a rare privilege. At this point, the auditioners only want to see her pull her hair out, and nothing else. So Sarah does it.
The audition quickly stops being about a role in a movie, and turns into a spectacle of extreme degradation and submission, a prelude to the ordeal she most go through to be an initiate of the occult elite. Although the audition ended with her convulsing on the ground under the cold eyes of the auditioners, Sarah leaves the building feeling happy: She got the company’s attention. She gets a callback and the process of transformation truly begins.
Although she is treated with utter contempt by the production company, Sarah is excited to get a second audition. She is told that the only reason she got a second audition was because of her hair-pulling display – and nothing else. Once again, they are emphasizing on the fact that it is not about talent but what she is ready to do to be a star.
At the second audition, Sarah wears a dress of pale color, which symbolizes her state of purity/innocence. We will later see that the movie follows the exact color code we see in other music videos and movies analyzed on Vigilant Citizen: White (or a pale color) symbolizes purity/innocence, red stands for transformation/sacrifice, and black for initiation. Countless females artists have appeared in videos that symbolically tell the “good girl gone bad” narrative and they all go through this succession of colors. Starry Eyes is somewhat of a behind-the-scenes look at what truly happens during that metamorphosis.
When Sarah enters the dark room at the second audition, she is immediately told to strip naked – although the role does not require nudity. Once again, it is not about the role, it is about something way beyond that. It is about turning a girl towards the dark side.
She is told:
“Let your inhibitions go. If you can’t fully let yourself go, how can you ever transform into something else?”
The light then starts flashing and Sarah appears to undergo a process akin to mind control and demon possession. Each time the light flashes, we see Sarah either making a demonic face or feeling physical pleasure.
At the end of the process, Sarah appears completely consumed. She then notices the pendant worn by one of the auditioners.
In short, this was not an audition, it was a hypnotic mind control session intermixed with an occult ritual. Welcome to Astraeus Pictures.
When Sarah tells her friends that she auditioned for Astreus Pictures, she is told that “they’re legit” and “the real deal”. In other words, it is one of the few “big time” production companies that produces blockbuster hits. The symbolism associated with Astraeus Pictures subtly tells us about the true forces behind the movie business.
First, Astraeus is the name of a Titan god of Greek mythology and is mostly known for being the god of the dusk. As you might know, dusk is what immediately precedes the darkness of the night … the same way this production company brings darkness to the world.
The logo of Astraeus is also quite telling : It is the top half of a unicursal hexagram.
The unicursal hexagram is an important symbol in ritual magic and occult secret societies. It is also the main symbol associated with Aleister Crowley’s philosophy: Thelema.
The unicursal hexagram is so-called because it can be drawn unicursally– that is, in one continuous movement. This is significant when forming figures in ritual magick, where a continuous line is preferred to an interrupted movement.
The symbol was devised by the Golden Dawn, and later adapted by Aleister Crowley as a device of personal significance. It is often worn by Thelemites as a sign of religious identification and recognition.
– Symbol Dictionary, Unicursal Hexagram
Today, the Thelema is taught by a secret society that is extremely influential in the entertainment industry : the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). It is one of the main forces behind the occult, ritualistic side of Hollywood. The O.T.O is also subtly referred to in another “eye opening” movie, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (read my series of articles about it here).
An important part of the O.T.O’s teachings is sex magick – and we definitely witness some of it in Starry Eyes.
After a successful second audition (which was about her standing naked and being exposed to an evil force), Sarah gets the ultimate privilege: A meeting with the producer. Before leaving her apartment, the movie emphasizes the red dress she is wearing: All of her friends comment on it, one of them even adds that “it is a bit much”.
At the meeting, the producer of Astraeus Pictures tells Sarah what all producers tell young, impressionable girls when they want to lure them into a soul-selling contract:
“We audition a lot of young women in this building, but very few ever make it to this room. Some pretty big names went through here, going way back”.
This implies that the Hollywood elite’s way of functioning has been going on for decades.
“The role of Celeste is a really big deal for a young actress with no other credits to her name. Your face will be on a poster, a poster on a wall, a wall in the lobby, a lobby in a movie theater, a theater with a marquee.”
For a girl working at Big Taters, hearing these words is what she’s been waiting for her entire life – and the producer knows it. He then touches her inappropriately, and things get real.
When Sarah tries to make him stop by asking him if he wants her to read some lines, he replies:
“Sarah, THIS is the audition. You are at the gates. All you need is for me to open them for you”.
Once again, nobody is interested in Sarah showcasing her acting talents. The “audition” is once again about her being degraded into giving up her body. Sarah refuses the advances and storms out of the room.
Her return to reality is however extremely difficult. She must beg to get her job back at Big Taters and, coincidentally, she is also told that about a million girls would love to have her steady waitressing job. She then regrets walking out of the producer’s room and begins rationalizing doing the unthinkable:
“I kind of feel I’m selling my soul already. So it might as well be for something I love.”
Under the influence of drugs and, since the second audition, with something evil burgeoning inside of her, Sarah decides to go back to see the producer. For that meeting, she wears another symbolic dress.
When Sarah gets face-to-face with the producer, she realizes that it is not simply about “sleeping with him” for his personal perverted pleasure. There is a metaphysical dimension to the process. It is about submission and initiation to an occult order through ritual. When Sarah falls to her knees before the producer, he says:
“Would you forgo your eyes for a new pair of eyes, eyes that can see with our vision? Would you give up your body to become a vessel for our voice, my voice? Will you give your old life away for a glorious new life?”
Within this oath is the summed up the entire transformation process that turns a regular artist into a full blown “Illuminati puppet”. By “forgoing” her eyes for a new pair, Sarah gives up her ability to perceive reality in order to only see what “they” want her to see. Is this why all industry pawns constantly hide one of their eyes in photoshoots? (See my Symbolic Pics of the Month articles for hundreds of examples.) By giving up her body to become a vessel to their “voice”, she voluntarily gives up any kind of core values and artistic integrity she might have had to become nothing more than an empty shell pushing the messages of the elite. Finally, by giving her old life away, she completely erases her past self to turn into a new alter persona, an artificial creation that is completely programmed by the elite.
To all of that, Sarah answers “yes”. She then proceeds to pleasure the producer … and things get weirder.
Looking at the skies with a crazy look in his eyes, the producer says :
“The gateway is opened Sarah. All you have to do is be willing to step inside. Kill your old self, Sarah”.
The word “gateway” has a spiritual connotation as Sarah also opens herself to what will appear to be demonic possession.
The days after the disturbing ritual are extremely painful for Sarah. She keeps convulsing violently and feels as is she was dying. She also constantly loses hair which, as stated earlier, represent her true self.
While in pain and dying inside and out, Sarah is visited by someone from Astraeus, who shows her a vision.
When that vision vanishes, she is still in pain, and looking uglier than ever. She then gets a phone call from the producer who says:
“You can go into the ground and be forgotten forever or you can be reborn. Did you expect it to be painless, that it would be easy, that you’d simply wake up one morning with everything you ever wanted laid out before you? I told you Sarah, dreams require sacrifice. And so do we.”
Sarah does not only need to sacrifice her own soul to become “one of them”. They require a blood sacrifice. Sarah therefore proceeds to kill all of her friends in an extremely violent matter. When the bloody deed is accomplished men in robes immediately appear and lead her to the final ritual.
After the blood sacrifice, a bunch of rich Hollywood elite people gather for the ritual celebrating Sarah’s rebirth.
The concept of symbolic death and rebirth is of extreme importance in occult secret societies. In most esoteric circles since antiquity, candidates for initiation are made to go through a period of “symbolic death” where they are kept in darkness to then be “born again”. This concept is also central in Christianity as Jesus Christ resurrected from dead after three days in the tomb. The story of Jonah emerging from the great whale is also a part of Jewish and Islamic literature. However, in the case of Astraeus Pictures, the initiate is not on the brink of a great spiritual awakening, she is a mere puppet lured into a Satanic ritual for the profit and the pleasure of her handlers. The elite thrives on tapping into ancient and powerful archetypes and corrupting them for their own nefarious purposes.
At the end of the ritual, the producers yells “She is ready to transform!”. The next day, Sarah is reborn.
The roommate notices that Sarah’s eyes have changed – she now has the new pair of eyes that sees only the elite’s vision. Sarah tells her roommate “Things are changing for me” and proceeds to kill her – the last remnant of her past life. Sarah then opens her birthday gift from Astraeus.
If you’ve read past articles on Vigilant Citizen, you probably realized that Starry Eyes basically encompasses everything that has ever been discussed on this site. By describing Sarah’s transformation at the hands of the Hollywood elite, the movie puts on screen the true nature of those who control the entertainment industry … and the world. By clearly conveying the elite’s total disdain for the common person and its obsession with corrupted rituals, exploitation, degradation and blood sacrifice, the movie exposes the “true self” of the industry, the same way Sarah exposes her true self to the producers.
If you still believe this is all fiction and that what is said here is all a crazy conspiracy, you might have an acute case of … starry eyes.