“The Neon Demon” Reveals The True Face of the Occult Elite


The Neon Demon is a movie about the fashion industry and its obsession with youth and beauty. However, through its story and symbolism, the movie reveals the disturbing mindset of the fashion world and the occult elite behind it.

Warning: This article addresses disturbing subject manners.
Also: Gigantic spoilers ahead!

The Neon Demon is painful to watch. Not only is it filled with long hypnotic sequences that emphasize the shallow self-importance of the fashion world, it deliberately dwells on some of the most upsetting human practices possible including pedophilia, necrophilia, cannibalism and ritual killings. All of these horrors are presented in an aesthetically pleasing matter and placed in a cool, fashionable context in an apparent attempt to normalize them.

Like most of the entertainment analyzed on the Vigilant Citizen, this movie leaves a foul feeling, as if one’s very soul was violated by what was just witnessed. Of course, this kind of result from a “psychological horror movie” is to be expected, but the most disturbing part of this movie isn’t the fiction: It is the dark “real world” truths it appears to celebrate. Indeed, when one knows about the dark side of the entertainment industry – and the occult elite that owns it – the movie becomes a disturbing manifesto, an indulgent celebration from people who revel in darkness. In short, it discloses what the industry is truly about, how it truly functions, and who is truly behind it.

Through the story of an innocent young girl who moves to L.A. with big dreams of being an international supermodel, The Neon Demon reveals the true ugly face of the entertainment industry.

Let’s look at The Neon Demon.

Culture of Death

Subjecting oneself to this kind of movie means being exposed to the twisted mindset of those behind it. And right from the start, The Neon Demon gives us all eyeful of what the fashion world is about: Celebrating a culture of death while preying on youth and innocence.

In the first scene of the movie, Jesse poses in a photoshoot where she appears dead after having her throat slit.
In the first scene of the movie, Jesse poses in a photoshoot where she appears dead after having her throat slit.

If you’ve read past editions of Symbolic Pics of the Month, you’re already aware of this trend happening in actual fashion shoots. Here is one example of a real photoshoot where the model is basically a “fashionable corpse”.

“Pin Up”, W Magazine, 2008
“Pin Up”, W Magazine, 2008

Preying on Youth

The model in the bloody photoshoot is Jesse, a 16-year-old model who is “new in town”. She meets Ruby, a make-up artist who nonchalantly asks her very specific questions.

As Jesse reveals that she's a young and vulnerable model, Ruby gives her intense looks as if saying: "You're perfect for our blood sacrifice".
As Jesse reveals that she’s a young and vulnerable aspiring model, Ruby gives her intense looks as if saying: “I want to consume you” … literally.

– You’ve just got to L.A., Jesse?
– How did you know?
– You’ve got that look. Don’t worry honey. That whole deer-in-the-headlights thing is exactly what they want.

The “deer-in-the-headlights” thing means youth and innocence. “They” prey and feed on it … literally.

After learning about Jesse’s vulnerable situation, Ruby invites her to a party. This is how newcomers get introduced to the claustrophobic social bubble that is the fashion world.

At the show, Jesse is introduced to two other models Gigi and Sarah who also quickly interrogate Jesse.
At the show, Jesse is introduced to two other models, Gigi and Sarah, who also quickly interrogate Jesse.

Ruby mentions that lipstick colors tend to sell more when they’re named after food or sex. She then asks Jesse:

– Are you food or are you sex?

This odd question will become extremely relevant later in the movie. Indeed, there are two ways her vital energy can be “consumed”.

The girls then watch a bizarre show that features a tied-up model. At the climax of the show, she is lifted in the air and placed in a position that carries important symbolic meaning.

Later in the party, the girls watch a 'show' which apparently consists of a naked model that is bound and lifted in the air. Kind of representative of the fate of new models.
While music is blaring and lights are flashing, the bound model floats in the air.

The model’s position is strongly reminiscent of Louise Bourgeois’ Arch of Hysteria.

Louise Bourgeois’ “The Arch of Hysteria”

This particular piece of art and position was shown to be important to the occult elite. Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer placed one of his headless victims in that specific position.

Dahmer was a cannibal. The Neon Demon also deals with cannibalism. And more. Like abusing minors.

Keano Reeves plays the role of a motel owner who rents rooms to aspiring models. He’s a creep.

At one point, the motel owner tells Jesse’s friend to check out a girl at his motel.

“Take a peek in room 214 if you get a chance. Runaway. Thirteen years old. Real lolita sh*t. Room 214. Gotta be seen.”

Later in the movie, the motel owner creeps into Jesse’s room to insert a knife down her throat. It is a disturbing reference to violent abuse of young models.

Through these various scenes, we understand that Jesse has entered a messed up world that is looking to consume her.

Entering the Industry

Jesse is soon recruited by a fashion agency that promises her to work with “all of the big designers”, which will lead her to”international success”. When Jesse admits that she’s only 16 years old and that she did not graduate from high school, she is told to tell people that she’s 19.

Nobody cares that she is a minor. In fact, her youth gives her that “something” that the industry desperately preys on. Youth is not only used to sell copies of magazines, it is exploited on a deeper level. Primitive civilizations used to sacrifice young virgins to the gods because they were believed to have the most “magical potency”. This concept is still alive today. People with great wealth, power, and influence believe in these occult concepts that most think to be outdated. The Neon Demon addresses these things in a thinly veiled matter.

When Jesse goes to her first photoshoot with a “big” photographer, things get weird.

At the photoshoot, Jesse has a shiny thing glued to her face. Its shape is reminiscent to the head of Baphomet, complete with horns and the torch of illumination. While this might be a coincidence, the occult context of the movie would say otherwise.

When the photographer sees Jesse with her golden stickers, he appears taken with her. He tells everybody present to leave the room. He then orders Jesse to take off all of her clothes. She’s still 16.

Then, in a strange scene, the photographer passionately rubs Jesse with gold stuff, strangely focusing on her throat in a scene that might simultaneously refer them doing it and her being “the golden girl” of the industry.


Jesse’s “It” factor leads her to star at a fashion show. This show begins normally but soon turns into a long, hypnotic, occult ritual that appears to profoundly transform Jesse.

As Jesse walks down the runway, an alternate scene simultaneously takes place in a “higher” dimension. The fashion show is Jesse’s initiation to the industry, where she discovers her new alter persona.

Jesse finds herself under an illuminated pyramid – a symbol of the occult elite.
We see the birth of a new Jesse who cannot stop kissing herself.

After the show, a new, sexy, non-innocent Jesse is born.

A new Jesse is “unveiled”. She is not a goodie-two-shoes anymore. She wants to be part of the glamorous and superficial world of fashion.

Under the Eye All-Seeing Eye

As Jesse progresses into the fashion world, we are subtly introduced to the dark occult world that rules it. We are also heavily introduced to the symbol that represents it: the ubiquitous All-Seeing Eye (of course). In the movie, the all-seeing eye, aka the eye in the sky, is associated with the moon.

Under a full moon, Jesse talks about how she has no discernible talent except for being pretty … and about how she used to talk to the moon.

“When I was a kid, I would sneak out the roof at night. I thought the moon looked like a big round eye. And I would look up and say: Do you see me?”

Jesse wanted to be noticed by the entertainment industry. She wanted the “big round eye” to see her. Well, it saw her. She got initiated into the industry.

When things get dangerous at her motel, Jesse is invited to stay at Ruby’s house … and things get even weirder. The deer-in-the-headlights is now trapped inside an elite home, and the predators are circling in.

At first, Ruby forces herself on Jesse, who admits being a virgin.

When Jesse pushes her away, Ruby becomes mad. If Jesse cannot be sex, she will be food (you remember the quote above?). But first, Ruby has to do something real quick.

In the next scene, we see Ruby at her second job in a mortuary home where she does makeup on corpses. When she receives the body of a young woman, Ruby becomes very excited.

Ruby kisses and fondles a dead body. Yes. The movie goes there. For a long time.

While this disturbing scene is happening, another scene is juxtaposed to it.

While Ruby is indulging in all-out necrophilia, Jesse sensually touches herself.

This annoying bit is dragged on for a long time. As Ruby gets excited and moaning sounds intensify, we realize that the movie makers are actually trying hard to make this scene arousing to the viewers. It’s like, they’re really into that stuff and they want us to be into it as well.

After this unnecessary scene, Jesse dresses up for no apparent reason. She becomes the sacrificial lamb.

Jesse puts on a white dress, looking as if she was a young girl about to be sacrificed to the gods.

When Jesse goes outside, Ruby and her two model friends go after her and kill her.

Blood sacrifice. The movie makers made this death scene as fashionable as possible.

Ruby and her friends do not simply kill Jesse … they consume her. Literally.

Ruby is literally bathing in Jesse’s blood. The two other models are also drenched in blood in the shower.

After this nauseating scene, we see Ruby partaking in a strange ritual under a full moon – the “big round eye”. She is demonstrating servitude to the All-Seeing Eye.

Ruby lays on the floor, basking in moonlight.
As if to emphasize the culture of death, Ruby is then seen laying where Jesse has been buried.

Meanwhile, the two other models who consumed Jesse are featured in a high-profile photoshoot. Apparently, eating Jesse imparted them the “It” factor that makes them desirable by the industry again. However, during the photoshoot, one of the models feels sick.

The model cannot take having Jesse inside of her. She stabs herself in the stomach and throws up Jesse’s … eyeball.
The other model picks up the undigested eyeball.

What does she do with the eyeball? Guess.

She eats it! She eats the whole thing!

Then, with a completely vacant look on her face, the model goes back to the fashion shoot. ** Cue pop song by trendy pop singer Sia. **

So, what the hell just happened? What is the moral of the story?

Well, “moral” is not really a word that applies here. “Moral” means “concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character”. There is no “moral” here, just an exposition of what the fashion world is about.

The Neon Demon describes how the industry preys on young girls (preferably very young), trapping them in a world they cannot escape. It depicts how people deep in the industry are involved in sick practices motivated by dark rituals.

Jesse, a simple girl from a small town, was full of the natural beauty and vitality that the soulless Hollywood vampires so desperately crave. After years inside the cesspool that is the fashion industry, all the humanity has been sucked out from them, leaving them yearning for young blood.

Innocent souls not yet tainted by the industry are lured towards the “inner circle” to then be exploited. When they cannot be used anymore, they are disposed of. Those who actually make it in the industry are those who profit from the exploitation – those who “absorb” the life force of others. Those who make it are those who have completely sold their soul and are willing to swallow the occult elite’s eyeball to keep going.

The Neon Demon is about celebrating all of this. Literally.

The premiere of Neon Demon featured the stars eating eyeballs. Behind them is a pyramid with a missing eyeball at the top.

In Conclusion

After watching The Neon Demon, it is not surprising to learn that it failed at the box office. It is an indulgent, self-aggrandizing, promotional piece by the industry and for the industry.

And no, the movie does not aim to “expose” or “reveal” anything. It actually attempts to make everything cool, trendy and fashionable. What makes this movie more disturbing is the fact that there is actual truth behind the fiction. People at the highest levels of these industries are indeed steeped in systematic abuse, exploitation, and all kinds of other sickening practices. They are so protected by the system that they can make movies about this crap and nobody interrupts their fun.

Why are they so into this? Well, once you swallow the occult elite’s eyeball, you’re either infected for life … or you die. ** Cue pop song by trendy singer Sia **.




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211 Comments on "“The Neon Demon” Reveals The True Face of the Occult Elite"

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Great article to open 2017. Can’t thank you enough for all the eye-opening material you have posted so far, helping us stay vigilant till the end of days. Thank you, VC. Very much!

You don’t understand the movie. It is a horror movie. The director said so! Winding Fehn has never pretended otherwise.The imagery is used deliberately. It is about the subverting of the human spirit and soul to empty vanity. Yes it is striking and obvious but it is not about celebrating the Occult Elite but is in fact condemning them for their use of taking innocent young people and corrupting them with their ways. If I was still sixteen and was Jess, would I really want to be her? The answer is no. The price required is not worth it nor should it be That is the ultimate message.

Sadly most will just agree with the Very Bias Opinions in regards to this film; which I feel was BASHING the fashion/ect industry, &was a Very Symbolic and Ambiguous movie. But hey it was my personal pick for my Top film of 2016, & am a massive fan of the writer/director (N.W.Refn), so I WILL Admit I perhaps am bias somewhat too. But am glad you an otother posters are not just blindly accepting an opinions, specifically those who didn’t even watch this movie, which is a horror film, that Certainly isn’t Promoting the sick themes such as necro/pedo/ect, but showing the audience this stuff Does happen (not All the time as Many believe; but Yes!, sadly often..), & it’s NOT trying to “glamorize/ect,” it, but show how Scary it realy is; even if the film is Shot Visually beautiful. THAT’S the True juxtopose here!, how beautiful TPTB Present sick… Read more »

I totally agree with you deadpopstar, Refn definitly expose the elite in this film.
Neon Demon is definitly my favorite film of 2016.

Uh no. The Director is STILL a puppet of the elite.

Sylvain, Yeah, like I said, it’s Exactly like Kubrick’s film Eyes Wide Shut. Full of symbols, disturbing/dark imagery, ect, and also Exposing what Realy goes on behind the scenes. But is presented as a film, not an article or YouTube vid. And this side also did a very extensive article on E.W.Shut as well, & unlike T.N.Demon, it was given a High level of Respect; somewhat in the article & certainly by Many commenters on this site. Our opinions here are just going to keep getting voted down, which is Fine if you truly disagree; but it’s the posters who didn’t bother to even Watch the film; but Did watch and even proclaim thier Love for Kubrick’s film. (Which I Love as well!!) Hm..I guess the director literally has to DIE, otherwise they’re just another “evil” industry puppet. Smh.. Which leads me to you, jw2: Hey, I’m cool with Whatever… Read more »

Hi all, pls don’t be upset or discouraged ,it’s healthy to discuss different opinions, just as how VC tells us not to accept the media out there blindly ,it’s fair for us to question and discuss what is being posted by him as well. It’s a good discussion we have here , let’s have it with mutual respect for each others’ differing opinions.

Marla, Thank you for your rational comment here. I and others here who are posting Alternate thoughts, are sadly being put down in some very rude ways, one poster below in a sense said we basically just Shouldn’t have Any Open Discussion here if it varies from the mass opinion here; that this art is trash. As I said, that’s ok if you feel that way, but I just don’t understand why posters who claim to be so intelligent resort to bashing other posters opinions. But what I REALY don’t understand is Anyone saying to Not have open discussion, specifically on a site like this that Encourages us to have open discussion. Like other articles here state; even celebrities are now being told bassicly to shut up, If their opinion goes against the Main agenda. What does that mean for us all who are not celebs/don’t have some massive platform;… Read more »

Actually that isn’t the message; VC was spot on with them glorifying it, if it were meant to expose it in a negative light, it wouldn’t have seen the light of day (*cough* Gray State). The final scene shows the model eating Jesse’s eye, and continuing to be the “it” thing in the Fashion industry. C’mon are you literally going to neglect that at the premiere they were eating eyeballs and there was a pyramid with a missing eye…

The premiere was at a popular cemetary called Hollywood Forever. The pyramid in the back, while symbolic, was probably built 50 or so years ago. Not siding on any side, though I personally think Paulina is mostly right, it really does present the fashion industry as a horror story. That said, all good films allow the viewer to be subjective on what the ultimate meaning was. Whether you or Paulina is right 100%, I think that was ultimately probably the discussion the director wanted you to have. I also think, while Vigilant Citizen was correct in calling out the symbolism that is obviously there, I would consider that the director also did this intentionally, thereby creating a controversial piece of media that people will share and talk about. Welcome to the new normal. Sites like this is are actually probably influencing more creatives to work with these well-worn (and IMO… Read more »
Exactly. VC acts like anything that uses symbolism is a conspiracy propagated by the occult elite. Well guess what… if symbols rule the world like the site’s tagline claims, then anybody with google can look up the meaning of symbols, and screen writers are allowed to use symbolism to tell a story and send a message without being a part of the “occult elite.” Anybody with google can be a part of the “occult elite” according to this site. I have a strong feeling that whoever wrote this screenplay was criticizing the vanity and dehumanizing element of the fashion industry, and all of these ‘dark’ symbols were used to project that theme to the viewer and make the viewer think twice about accepting these messed up norms in fashion and hollywood. Why would the “occult elite” criticize this culture? Wouldn’t they be the ones trying glorify this stuff? NO, it… Read more »
Now I´ll tell you what IS RETARDED: Looking at an absolutely disgusting sick movie as art. If you think this movie that is promoting evil, death, cannibalism, necrophilia and p********a is art then you should urgently go and see a psychiatrist for treatment. This movie is so sick that a normal person with morals who still knows wrong from right will not be able to watch. A normal person will feel sick to the stomach and will stop watching after the first creepy scene since watching stuff like this will seriously be damaging to one´s heart and soul. And every image a person sees in a lifetime will be stored by the brain for good, there´s no way of erasing them ever. All images good and bad will be stored in the unconcious forever and will certainly have an impact on one´s mind and soul – in this case this… Read more »
I agree 100% with Ladolcevitana. It says a lot about society we can have a ‘free and open discussion’ about the ‘meaning’ of this vile piece of trash. My guess is this cloak of ‘discussion’ is precisely the effect they intended – you get exposed to the sickening concepts presented in the movie, anyway. By watching this and in fact even by reading this article it becomes part of your reality. If you want to ‘warn’ about the Illuminati do you create a sober warning that doesn’t even require interpretation but just tells it like it is – or do you create this? And they’re eating eyeballs at the premiere… This is beyond disgusting; this is absolutely vile. They’re rubbing it in your faces, even partying in front of a pyramid and you want to ‘analyze’ and ‘discuss’ it. Just being exposed to this article helps push their depravity agenda… Read more »

Agree with you Ladolcevitana!!! Excellent comment.

Your absolutely right!!!

Thank you so much for this article VC!! I was really looking forward your analysis of this movies cause there seems to be so many understanding levels on this movie That being said, i’d like to point out some details/hypothesis that have been left out: The “Lolita” living in the same motel as Jesse is the dead girl Ruby is actually making out with after her failed attempt of having sex with Jesse. The Lolita somewhat looks like Jesse and the scene juxtaposing with this necrophilic session is actually Ruby fantasizing on her. How do i know the Lolita is the dead girl? Well, there is this extremely strange scene where Jesse is hearing a fight in the room right next to hers. There is a girl screaming and we can guess someone KNEW there was a young and vulnerable girl inside this exact room. The ‘motel Creep’ (who -as… Read more »

It’s not possible that’s the corpse was the 13 yo from the hotel, because it obviously wasn’t a 13 yo body and the girl was ostensibly Killeen the day before and her body would’ve stayed in the coroner a lot longer than that.

Not when they obviously control the morgue, these people control EVERYTHING.

France is where this s**t started. Look into the history of the Franks. It’s all lies. The “franks” are turks by another name.

What the f**k are you talking about ??? The “Francks” ?? you mean french ? And why the hell the turks have to do here ?