The Movie “Videodrome” and The Horror of Mass Media


“Videodrome” is an 80’s science fiction horror film that contains some gore, James Woods and Betamax videotapes. Above all, the movie communicates a strong message on the perversity of mass media, its dangers to the human psyche and how it is used to manipulate the masses. 

Warning: This article contains spoilers and disturbing subject matters.

Videodrome is a dark Canadian movie about a sleazy CEO of a small cable TV station and his discovery of a broadcast signal featuring live torture and murder. As fascination turns into obsession, then into physical illness, the movie symbolically describes, in a very extreme and graphic way, the impact of mass media perversity on the human psyche, as well as the dark forces behind it.

The movie’s odd mix of gore, taboo subject matters, and social commentary make it an original, but a disturbing film to watch. I am glad I did not watch the movie as a child because I’d probably have gotten nightmares for days. Thirty years later, though Videodrome‘s horror special effects appear quite corny and laughable, one thing is for sure: Its message hasn’t aged a bit. In fact, the metaphorical meaning behind the twisted scenes in the movie is as real, relevant and shocking as it ever was, which probably explains why it became somewhat of a cult classic.

Videodrome was produced in 1983 but one can argue that it was decades ahead of its time. It successfully predicted the growing control of mass media by shady forces, the coming of reality television and the propagation, through various mediums such as the Internet, of all kinds of extreme underground films.

While many perceive the movie as a criticism of the effect of mass media, some claim that it is nothing less than a manifesto from the elite to reveal the way it functions.

“This writer submits that part of the ongoing “Revelation of the Method”, the cryptocracy recently issued a kind of Rosicrucian manifesto, revealing precisely what television is doing to us and what the future of the video imperium they are planning for us will be like. The name of this manifesto is Videodrome, directed by the Canadian David Cronberg whose other works include two films about psychic assassins, Scanners which features the Kennedy-sigil exploding head and the Dead Zone”.
– Michael A. Hoffman, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare

Let’s look at the movie’s plot and how it relates in the context of today.

Discovering the Videodrome

Max Renn is the president of CIVIC-TV, one of those sleazy television stations that specialize in low-grade programs such as soft “adult” shows and low-grade violent movies. He is convinced that the public is hungry for more extreme TV experiences and that his network must bring this to its viewers.

During a TV interview, Max Renn argues that TV acts as a catharsis, meaning that it is a healthy outlet for our violent and sexual needs. He soon discovers first hand that his theory is completely false.

Renn is actively looking for something new and exciting to propose to his viewers. To do so, he has a secret contact: A TV pirate named Harlan who can intercept satellite signals from across the world. The pirate shows him a television show that will change his life.

Harlan shows Renn a television signal broadcasting nothing but ultra-realistic torture, abuse, and murder performed by masked individuals. Renn believes that it is all staged and that it is exactly the kind of programming his network needs.

Renn discovers later in the movie that nothing in Videodrome is staged and that it is, in fact, snuff TV, which is real live footage of violent acts.

In the “real world”, the concept of snuff videos is taboo and controversial. However, some researchers have exposed the existence of underground networks distributing snuff videos in elite organizations. Everything from blood rituals to abuse involving mind-controlled slaves and minors is distributed and consumed by high-placed circles operating above the law. Also, high-profile crimes that bear a ritualistic aspect are sometimes recorded and sold at high price.

“Some of the Son of Sam murders were videotaped by cult-members and copies command high prices in cash, drugs and other commodities on the underground snuff-film circuit.”
– Michael A. Hoffman, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare

The masses are introduced and desensitized to the occult elite’s taste for the violent and perverse through mass media.

“None of this ought to be too shocking to any American TV watcher since a version of this process can be seen in those glimpses of actual murders and other horrors we are shown on broadcast TV, on the “news” and in “specials”, right in the “Videodrome”. Simulated snuff-videos are already available at many of our cheery neighbourhood video-rental stores. Cable and network television broadcast the highest grade of brutalizing voyeurism.”
– Ibid.

In the movie, Max Renn is somewhat representative of the masses. Even though he knows that Videodrome is not the most engrossing show on TV, he still irresistibly attracted to its graphic material. Fascination with blood and lust is a primal and instinctive reflex and has been used as a tool to capture attention and to control since ancient times (see Circus and Gladiatorial Games in the Roman Empire). Furthermore, when no moral objections are involved, some are willing to be exposed to truly evil and twisted deeds to satisfy a craving that often turns into an obsession.

In the movie, Nicki, the woman Max is dating, gets sexually aroused by the violence in Videodrome. Completely submitting to the call of their lowest impulses, the couple gets “busy” while watching some guy getting tortured. While blood and lust are primal instincts that are meant to ensure survival, we see here that they’ve been twisted and distorted by mass media to manipulate weaker minds.

Watching Videodrome quickly produces negative effects on Renn. His interest in the show quickly turns into an obsession. The tape he uses for entertainment soon begins to consume him.

Max’s obsession with Videodrome causes a blurring between reality and fiction. Here, TV takes life and literally calls him.

Max begins to experience intense hallucinations. He doesn’t see a difference between television and reality. He soon realizes that Videodrome is not just “entertainment”.

More Than a TV Show

While researching the origin of Videodrome in order to broadcast it on his TV station, Renn learns that it is much more than a TV show. One his friends tells him that the action on Videodrome is not staged and that those behind it are powerful and dangerous. While the show simply appears to be about violence, there is much more behind it. Max’s friend tells him:

“It has something that you don’t have, Max. It has a philosophy. And that’s what makes it dangerous”.

This concept is very true in mass media. While most people do not live according to a specific philosophy and do not put a lot of thought about what they watch on TV, those in power and those controlling the airwaves are often motivated by strong philosophical and political motives. This results in the communication of propaganda to people who do not even realize they are watching propaganda.

The man behind Videodrome is Professor Max Oblivion, who only communicates through TV screens.

“The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena. The Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those watching. Therefore, television is reality. And reality is less than television.”

Oblivion is an idealist convinced that technology, particularly television, would help lead humanity to a better tomorrow. He runs “Cathode Ray Mission”, a homeless shelter that provides a “healthy dose” television to those who cannot afford it.

Oblivion’s office is full of items relating to religion and philosophy. He believes that mass media can bring near-spiritual salvation and promise eternal life through television.

As it is the case in the real world, Professor Oblivion’s altruistic dream got taken over by people who mean business. He is killed by a shady yet powerful organization that wants to use Videodrome to control and manipulate the masses. And Max soon discovers who they are.

The organization runs behind a front company named Spectacular Optical. The eye logo and the ominous slogan “Keeping an eye on the world” is rather Illuminati-ish.

When Renn meets to head of Spectacular Optical, he is shown an introductory video that describes the organization an “enthusiastic global corporate citizen that makes inexpensive glasses for the Third World and missile guidance systems for NATO”. In other words, it is the type of mega-corporation that would be part of our world’s global elite. Spectacular Optical also makes Videodrome.

The head of Spectacular Optical, Barry Convex, tells Max that Videodrome is extreme because exposure to violence affects the nervous system and “opens receptors in the brains and the spine which allow the Videodrome signal to sink in” – and mess with people’s minds. One can wonder if there is some factual basis behind this theory: Do sex and violence create a primal response in our bodies that makes us more receptive to other messages and signals? Even if there were serious studies on the subject, I doubt they would be divulged to the public.

Max then learns that he was purposely deceived into watching Videodrome because Spectacular Optical needs to take over his TV station to broadcast its signal to the masses. To do so, Max will be used as a mind-controlled patsy to kill his partners and hand over Channel 83 to Spectacular Optical.

When the Program Programs You

Although Max realizes that weird stuff is going on, his exposure to Videodrome has rendered him utterly powerless and at the mercy of those broadcasting the signal. The movie illustrates in a rather graphic matter how individuals can easily be brainwashed and controlled by mass media.

The head of Spectacular Optimal literally jams inside Max a tape in order to program his mind and control his actions. This is a rather graphic way of representing how the elite-controlled mass media programs its viewers, figuratively inserting a tape into people to get its Agenda and messages accepted.

Controlled by the tape, Renn enters the office of his TV station and takes out his partners. He is then told to go take care of Bianca Oblivion, the daughter of Professor Oblivion. There, he is stopped short and Bianca uses a TV screen to “deprogram” him. He is however quickly reprogrammed to kill the head of Spectacular Optical, Barry Convex. Max has become a blank slate that can be programmed and re-programmed at will.

Bianca’s TV points back at Max the gun he is holding. Media, therefore, became a reflection of him and him, a reflection of media. The TV then shoots Max which allows him to be free from the Videodrome tape and to be “reborn” in an almost religious way. Max’s new mantra: “Death to Videodrome, Long Live the New Flesh”.

Max then goes to take care of Barry Convex, who is in an optical trade show for reading glasses and such. The theme of the show is de Medici, Florence’s prominent political dynasty, banking family and royal house of the 14th century. This choice of theme is rather interesting considering the fact that Spectacular Optical can easily be related to the occult elite we call the Illuminati.

The de Medici family can be seen as a prototype of today’s Illuminati bloodlines, as it had a stronghold on the monetary, cultural and even religious affairs of their subjects (the family produced four popes). From an occult point of view, de Medici’s translated classical works on Mystery teachings (such as the Corpus Hermeticum) are often credited for having revived hermeticism, the Kabbalah and Gnosticism in Europe – all basic teachings of today’s secret societies. The theme of the trade show can therefore further associate Spectacular Optical with the occult elite.

The stage of the trade show contains two quotes: “The eye is the window to the soul” and “Love comes in at the eye”. Considering the fact that this organization controls people by making them watch acts of cruelty, these sayings conceal a disturbing meaning. Then again, doublespeak is a specialty of the elite.

When Renn shoots Convex, we find out that he’s some kind of alien or monster, which is somewhat reminiscent of the movie They Live (read my article about They Live here).

Dazed and Confused

After carrying out his murderous mission, Renn hides in an abandoned place. He once again finds himself in front of a TV that directly talks to him. It tells him that “death is not the end” and that it can “help him”. Is it proposing eternal life through appearing on television? Max then tells the TV what many people unconsciously feel.

“I don’t know where I am now. I am having trouble finding my way around.”

His exposure to Videodrome (mass media) has caused him to lose his thoughts and even his free will. The TV, which uses the image of Nicki to seduce him and attract his attention, replies:

“Videodrome still exists. Its very big, very complex. You’ve hurt them, but you haven’t destroyed them. To do that, you’d have to go on to the next phase.”

The TV then tells him that he needs to go “all the way” and become the New Flesh. To do that, he has to kill himself. We see here how mass media can be a manipulative force, using seduction and rhetoric to influence behavior, even if it involves shooting oneself in the head. Then, the TV says: “Here, I’ll show you”.

The TV shows Max how to shoot himself.

Right after, Max imitates what he saw on television, says  “Long live the New Flesh” and shoots himself in the head … and the movie ends on that unsettling note.

Did Max truly “complete his transformation” and become New Flesh? Probably not. Like most of what is said on television, all of this New Flesh story was most likely a bunch of BS used to manipulate his confused mind and to push him towards suicide. By shooting Convex, Max became an enemy of Videodrome and, like most mind-controlled patsies, he was pushed into a “self-destruct mode” once he stopped being useful to the organization.

On a larger scale, the ending of the movie communicates a strong statement about the influence of mass media on the world. Does it directly influence people’s thoughts and actions, even if it goes against their best interests? This movie says yes.


In Conclusion

While the premise of Videodrome is over-the-top science fiction, its underlying message rings even truer today than it did in 1983 when it was released. With the advent of new technologies such as the Internet and mobile devices, we are today, more than ever, surrounded by the signals of the real-world Videodrome that is mass media. Its images and message can now reach us in a variety of ways, following us anywhere we go. While not as in-your-face and extreme as the movie’s Videodrome, today’s mass media still tap into these two primal urges humans that are difficult for humans to ignore: Blood-lust and flesh-lust. These two instincts were encoded in our DNA for the survival of individuals and the propagation of the species, but they are now “soft spots” that can easily be triggered with specific stimuli, causing an immediate and powerful reactions. As people get desensitized to sexual and violent imagery, mass media constantly pushes the envelope to bring new, distorted and twisted ways to capture their viewer’s attention. While the showing of a woman’s ankle caused quite a stir a few decades ago, today Internet users keep demanding for more extreme footage to get excited. As Max says in the movie: “They need something rough”. How long will it take until all-out snuff movies become acceptable for mass consumption? Some say that we are already being introduced to the Illuminati twisted underground world as a lot of snuff is actually already in mass media and we don’t even realize it.

However, as the movie states, blood and lust are not the ultimate end, but merely a vehicle to communicate the most important aspect of it all: the Agenda. This is what it is all about. It is about materialism, superficiality, the sexualization of anything, the destruction of family values and much more. All of the articles on Vigilant Citizen show that behind the bells, the whistles, the sexiness and the eye candy, a message is being communicated – one that goes with the best interests of the elite. Watching Lady Gaga in a music video wearing a bikini and whipping some guy (which oddly resembles a scene in Videodrome) is a good attention-grabber but, as we’ve seen in many articles, there are many messages that also being communicated. The Videodrome signal that causes everything from hallucinations and brain tumors is the constant conditioning that is exerted by mass media to force the world to accept a specific world vision – which is a fake as a hallucination.

In the Illuminati’s Videodrome, the masses are constantly exposed to the values that need to be accepted, the mindset that needs to be adopted and the symbolism that needs to be embraced. From mega-rituals disguised as current events to propaganda disguised as entertainment, TV viewers find themselves like Max Renn, with tapes inserted right in their belly. Don’t want your mind to end up like Max’s? Remove that tape, throw it in the garbage and think for yourself.


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Interesting. But you have not quite got it the whole thing. One has to pay attention not only to the overt stuff, but the background images. Such as the odd moon poster with a can below it that says "Poppycock", the newspaper on the table that refers to somebody making millions off a C.I.A. experience, the photo of Hitler in a Tutu. The set items are not incidental. The "New Flesh" is a paraphrase which all students of ancient knowledge will know immediately. The division of the two powers is also important, the eye of Spectacular Optical, the church in which O'Blivion operates, all very deliberate.

Well spotted. I saw the Moon poster prominently 3 times (note in two diff rooms even) and the Hitler poster stuck out obviously too. I interpret that to be him being puppeted…do you agree? I missed the CIA thing…I was tired and fighting a cold/flu. Lots of symbolism throughout….first time seeing this and it was pretty good. Ahead of it’s time.

I just want to say thank you to VC! A very short time ago I was 100% oblivious and ignorant to ALL the issues discussed on this site.. And I've never been one to believe that ignorance is bliss and therefore have questioned everything, however, I didn't know that there was anything like this to question.. I'm 23 years old so I grew up with stars like Britney Spears influencing my generation.. And as I grew up I noticed just how desensitized me and my generation really are, and I also noticed that the generations below mine are mind blowingly worse, and are being heavily influenced by mass media that made the Britney's of the 90's look like mere child's play.. And when I see it, through my eyes, it doesn't even phase me anymore, but then I realize that this "music" ( if you can call it that) is… Read more »

I've watched the full movie twice. There are some things you might want to add about the tortured girl on TV:
Deborah "Debbie" Harry of Blondie. David Cronenberg (thank you for actually revealing all this) put her in the cast as the masochistic Nicki Brand (Nicki—nicks, aka the wounds on her shoulder/Brand—when she brands herself on the chest with a cigarette) because she was popular then.

No. Blondie is a band. Debbie Harry is Blondie’s lead singer.

Glad to see you analyse this one, David Cronenberg's work, ALL of his works, are very complex and riddled with many messages about the media ,psychology, violence, and sexuality. I think often times, when people read VC articles, they automatically jump to ITS ILLUMINATI! It IS possible to have a movie that is a commentary against the agenda and not be a part of the agenda itself. Cronenberg himself has always been on the fringes, the closest thing to a "blockbuster" he's ever had is "The Fly"… None of his movies are easy movies, he makes difficult movies with dense messages and often non-linear story telling. You can learn a lot from his movies. I think an interesting movie to consider, for people on here also by Cronenberg is "The Brood". It is, literally, about a woman who gives birth to her rage. His movies explore ideas and themes that… Read more »
Cronenberg unofficially updated Videodrome with his film eXistenZ; which essentially incorporated video games into his theory, etc. I believe that eXistenZ might be his last truly great film. Worth seeing. Also, read up on Marshal McLuhan; which he cited numerous times as influential in writing the script. We've totally lost our ability to think clearly, and definitely have lost our use of trivium in thinking about matters in our society. Whether or not there is any one "agenda" out there or not, is really beside the point. The point is that we do have the means to regain our true selves quite peacefully from whomever has led us down the wrong path. Simply turning off the tv is only one step. Now turn off all the other machines that capitalism has produced for us. Use these machines as tools only. One does not keep using a hammer when one is… Read more »

Well done once again VC. I have come across the movie 'The Running Man' and it puts light on the media etc. It also promotes violence and abuse. It has the same format as 'The Hunger Games' and it was made in the 80's. It has some illuminati, mind contol etc symbolism in it! Also Zoolander has a significant amount of mind control and illuminati etc in it! I think you should have a look, keep up the good work!

The Film “COLD IN JULY” is a newer film that delves into the snuff film area… everyone reading this needs to check out COLD IN JULY

While the showing of a woman’s ankle caused quite a stir a few decades ago! wow i used to watch everybody loves raymond and in one episode the friends of frank (ray’s father) talked about her ankles and it caused a stir!
And now men talk about the pu*** and the a** of a woman like is nothing! this world is really wasted.

I wanna know who buys snuff films and for what? What is the purpose of watching a film where a real person is abused and then killed? Which type of people can benefit from so much violence?

This article seems to have been posted over a year ago, not sure if it's still active. Great article on a great movie. I still can't decide whether it's a subliminal warning for the "Hollywood" culture or simply a manifesto. Somehow, it seems to be both. Anyways, I digress…

QUESTION: The poster in Max Renn's apartment of the moon landing…there's a hand from a magazine article or something that's been cut and pasted over the astronaut's right hand. It seems to be pointing to one of the craters, and I'm wondering if anyone has info. on why this poster was part of the set design? If my suspicions are, indeed, correct, I'm assuming the poster is pointing to the Parsons crater, named after Jack Parsons.

Just fyi, this movie is coming on around midnight tonight/tomorrow on one of the' Encore' channels.

I agree strongly with your comments about how we can come to emulate what we see. During research into how drugs affect the mind, researchers found that the amygdala, a major component of the reward pathway, can't tell truth from fiction: this is an executive function and takes place in the frontal lobes. When we are exposed to material which arouses strong emotional responses, the frontal lobes are bypassed and the memories of the material – plus their emotional impact – are processed directly by the amygdala. Just so, for people who have taken hallucinogens and have a "bad trip", what happened during their hallucinations might as well have happened in real life and causes the same stress and even trauma. And what else is vivid imagery on TV/computers but hallucinations made by somebody else. Curiously, researchers also found that rapidly-changing images disorient the frontal cortex and engage the amygdala… Read more »
Ha! Ha ha ha! Well, this does sound like a very weird and twisted movie, but just a representation of the dark hidden real world of the occult elite…. I've got to see this movie to study it like the article illustrates. I love these old B sci-fi movies made in the 70's and 80's way before any of the technology we actually have today would ever even have been imagined, and if presented, would have been futuristic science fiction. But now, a lot of it is becoming real…. such as TVs that may watch you, as VC has written in another article (no big surprise there! About that technology), also, it is quite interesting that this global Illuminati-like company 'Spectacular Optical' deals not only in "inexpensive glasses for the Third World {but also} missile guidance systems for NATO.” Strange combination which would seem at first unrelated, but in the… Read more »

Interresting, is that Blondie btw?! But in the image towards the beginning of the article… she is the "Lady in Red' red being a standard color of the Illuminati Occult blood rituals… red being the color of blood of course and sacrifice…. remember there was a movie called 'The Color of Money' was that it? Maybe there should be one called The Color of Blood' although it would be to make a point….

The aim of the process is the degenerites: media does not create ALL of the degenerates. Some are born that way.

Some are born that way…. many are *made* that way… whether by nature, or nurture, purposeful or unconscious… mundane or magical.. (and I'm not talking good magic here..)… some may refer to it as 'magick' the occult form of 'magic' not stage magic… but hidden, elite, 'mind control' type stuff… stuff of the unconscious….

"Videodrome" is one of my favorite movies. I find it very fascinating. The same theme- a hallucination-inducing video signal- is also the subject of the "X-Files" episode "Wetwired".

When one watches these movies and so-called "stars," it makes one wonder when they realize that all the successful stars, producers, directors, etc., must become a member of the OTO to be a part of the entertainment industry. Which means they do these kind of things in real life. They're just telling you in your face.

MK Ultra uses pain and sex to brainwash and use people. Read Cathy O'Brien's book, Trance-formation of America.

Amazing article!

The media still does more to point out problems and foment compassion than anything else. Got a Tsunami going on in Indonesia? The problem is known instantly by everyone on earth, and responds. Every problem is presented and solutions are shared quickly.

Electronic media will save the world.

Well, that and Love…

I heard teir will be remake of the film smh typical.

If you want to watch snuff movies (and I mean this rhetorically), then just type "epic fail" into YouTube. You'll get to see people killing and maiming themselves with an assortment of motor vehicles.

This is one thing I never got. On "America's Funniest Videos" they would show videos of people actually getting very hurt accidentally. It wasn't "funny" in the least. That was actual pain, suffering and injury. You wouldn't know if the injury was temporary or permanent. And it was accompanied by laugh tracks and silly Bob Saget barbs, too, as though it was a friendly kids' show.

Lighten up…it was hilarious.

That was disturbing.

I don't actually watch TV, I download my favorite cartoons and sometimes documentaries as they air, but I'm always weary of messages being communicated and always keep my own opinion about things. Most TV these days is garbage and reality TV is the absolute worst, great article as usual VC.

kind of reminds me of a film called Beyond The Black Rainbow, a 2010 Canadian Sci-Fi. the synopsis from wiki: "Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a beautiful girl (Eva Allan) is held captive by a scientist, Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers). Her mind is controlled by a sinister technology (a mysterious pyramid-shaped light). Speechlessly, she waits for her next session with the deranged Dr. Nyle.

She escapes her cell under the watchful eye of Dr. Nyle peering through video monitors. She journeys through the darkest reaches of the Institute but Nyle wonʼt easily part with his most gifted and dangerous creation"

sadly, the mainstream hollywood critics disregarded it and gave it a really bad review. it's as if each time a film or something else speaks out against their evil, they're always quick to disregard it and steer the masses away from finding out the truth.

the film involves a lot of one eyes, illuminated pyramid, cells, trauma, mind control, dissociation and handlers

Another film that reveals the depraved underground demand for snuff films in elite circles is "8mm".

When I saw this film, I sensed it revealed volumes about the psychopathic elites appetites. IMO a very accurate depiction.

I usually don't post here. But I got to get this off of my chest, and there are really no other place to talk about this. Ever since I've been a very small child, I've been "excited" whenever I thought about women being dominated by a man and worse. I can not be with a partner without me fantasizing about more extreme circumstances. I am a woman myself.

I've taken the step to no longer engage in sexual activities until I'm no longer affected in that way by extreme pictures (like the third picture in this article).

I'm convinced I've gotten this way by mass-media. There's no way I could have been born with such a sick mind?

Interesting side note: James Woods, star of Videodrome, was the main witness brought before the media to testify to the identity of the "9/11 hijackers." The actor claimed that he was on a flight with several muslims that acted weird and he warned the authorities. After 9/11 he "realized that they were the terrorists during a trial run" and each muslim "was on a different plane."

I am not quoting James Woods in the quotation marks, only implying that it is a bunch of crap. The official story of 9/11 holds no water and the government parades around a professional actor to read lines to CNN. I hate the global elite and their plans, but it is hard to have faith in the sheeple at times.

By the way, I love Videodrome and have been hoping VC would cover this movie at some point. Keep up the good work, VC.

Life is like the Nightmare on Elm Street: stay awake or perish.

Anya said her family was military abducted, may we know her story? Was she drugged? is she ok now?

It' s the first time I come across a person saying it happened to herself.

Snuff, snuff, and yet more snuff as I've seen in mass media, videos, and almost anything with "illuminated" purposes behind it but many seem to have accepted them as of right now not having any idea what they getting themselves into with that tape shoved into their guts…literally by what is being portrayed.

Got me downloading youtube videos of the illuminati and the rest of the elite for further clarity as to what is REALLY going on behind those so-called "satanic worship" thats being shown almost everywhere as VC explains, 'From mega-rituals disguised as current events to propaganda disguised as entertainment'

If only the elite themselves were "snuffed out" if people start taking out those tapes out of their stomachs and thought for themselves for once on whats good and whats bad.

I stumbled across this website a few years ago and have found myself following it ever since. I am amazed at the level of information I've found; valuable information that reiterates values and convictions I hold dear, such as guarding the avenues to my soul (sight, hearing, speech, thoughts, etc.). Although my knowledge is limited and always increasing (I learn something new every day), I've learned that the human mind works by ocupation, and that by beholding we become changed. While I respect and admire the work the regulators of this site are doing in order to help those who are receptive understand the dangers of allowing others or anything to control us, sometimes I have lingering questions which have risen as I've read the articles over the years… The elite have an essoteric agenda which oddly enough they choose to make rather blatant through exoteric exposure in the media.… Read more »

You can do what you want, but what you don't know can hurt you. As for me I'm going to use this intellect God gave me.

Good comment eliza. It reminds me of this scripture: (1 Corinthians 14:20) . . .Brothers, do not become young children in powers of understanding, but be babes as to badness; yet become full-grown in powers of understanding. What was Paul saying? He was saying as far as reasoning, using our powers of understanding we should be mature, "full-grown." Yet, at the same time, we should be as babies as far as badness is concerned. What does a baby know about badness, about racism, about hatred? Nothing, they are innocent of such horrible things that are later learned through training. I myself would never watch such movies, and have not. I find myself skipping over a lot of the gory sections of the explanations as well. But where should real understanding come from? The focus shouldn't really be on the occult. If that was the case the Bible would deal very heavily in… Read more »

Satan's just hard at work, isn't he?

Turn off the TV, open your Bible.

It's not JUST mass media, though. As fun as it is to study over this topic (look up Little Light Ministries' Battlefield Hollywood), we absolutely have to keep in mind that Satan is succeeding just as well in many other branches. I 100% recommend Dr. Walter Veith's Total Onslaught series. Go to YouTube and check them out when you have a generous block of time.

Remember to pray for everyone. God can still reach them.

No. Won't be doing that. The bible has also been edited to accommodate the whims of the church depending on at agenda they are pushing at the time. Fish on Fridays began because the fish market was suffering, so to make profit on the surplus of fish that aren't being sold, the church mandated that fish is to be eaten on Fridays. Tithes began because the church needed money and began to trick the public that they could buy their way into heaven and pay for their loved ones to cross over. Much of the bibles passages have been taken out and edited.

Over the past severl years, I started to watch less and less TV because I couldn't stand what I was seeing on television and was constantly having my intelligence insulted by all that crap.

So I finally cancelled my cable about 4 months ago and haven't looked back. I always thought that TV "Programming" corrupted the brain and somehow screwed with your thoughts, etc. And as soon as I cancelled my cable, my dreams become so much more vivid and lucid. I feel like my brain is firing on all cyliders again!

I highly recommend that everyone ditch the "Boob Tube" and start thinking for yourself.

I've become hyper-aware of what I put into my mind and body. I try to be conscious of everything I ingest. My boyfriend is the polar opposite. With him, I am forced to watch the lowest forms of entertainment such as stupid comedies and "blockbuster" movies with sick themes. Movies steeped in racism, sexism, and exploitation on every level. My boyfriend says: "That's just the way it is nowadays, you might as well accept it." He loves every show that comes on television and every mainstream, new-release. Well I am NOT going to accept it! I am NOT going to let them in. Its disgusting. I really hope the two halves of society are separated at some point between those who see and those who are blind. I cannot tolerate the ignorance and aquiesence any longer.

I mean this kindly when suggesting that you may want to rethink the boyfriend you are with. You sound better than what you're settling for. These are BIG differences between you two.

Its interesting that a few hollywood /entertainment moguls have committed suicide over the past few weeks…

Now u said it…the SAW series comes to mind and all other mindless movies showing gruesome scenes with blood and all that s**t.

This is an eyes opener,if u have values protect it or they take it away with d television

The Saw is horrible.

I cant watch that s**t anymore.

Its hurts my hart.

"the SAW series comes to mind" This and other such movies are pure satanism. We are made in the image of God and violent movies are aimed at destroying this image or reshaping it to something negative. You hear it all the time in various movies and television, about how tough, how bad, how terrible this life is, and for them it must be because they are a cog in the wheel of Hollywood, and to be a cog higher up on the machine, you have to submit yourself to evil. Jack N. warned H.L., and look at some of the horrible movies Jack N. has starred in! Didn't he play the devil in one with witches loving him until the end of the movie? We let these celebs, who are paid millions or hundreds of thousands of dollars to DECEIVE us. The Bible says to EXPOSE evil but also… Read more »

Wow, VS. One of your best posts yet.

Their symbol: 0:32, Big eye: 0:35 (almost looks ritualistic), 3:05 a whole montage of eye footage, 3:17 blonde in leopard cat ears, 3:18 same blonde when she was younger in animal print clothes, 5:04 in bright pink leopard print stockings

Hi Vc, I just watched the opening sequence for 2012 Celebrity Big Brother (readers should know the significance of the name) and wow. The stage itself was a huge eye -_- Getting sick of how blatant everything is.

big brother is a CBS program, and their logo is an eye. the eye is always in the corner of the screen of all of their shows.

Sorry detective gadget but thats not really an original observation you made there. Yeah I hope it's obvious because that's the point of the show. They've never tried to trick the audience. From the get-go they let you know that there are cameras on you 24/7 a la "Big Brother"…it's meant to be blatant, duh.

We're all gonna need major therapy after the fall of the New World Order.

Quite true and wonderfully expressed!

If we're still alive by then.

It could be closer than you think.

Yes, but the best therapy will be to be free of all these mind controlling and reality augmenting signals, symbols and hidden agendas!!

Good job VC " is somewhat representative of the masses. Even though he knows that Videodrome is not the most engrossing show on TV, he still irresistibly attracted to its graphic material. Fascination with blood and lust is a primal and instinctive reflex and has been used as a tool to capture attention and to control since ancient times (see Circus and Gladiatorial Games in the Roman Empire). Furthermore, when no moral objections are involved, some are willing to be exposed to truly evil and twisted deeds to satisfy a craving that often turns into an obsession ".

Enough said !

also i want to respond to the person that was saying that MKU can only happen to "specific groups of people", sorry but that is utter hogwash in my opinion. think of it like this, trauma-based psychology/mind control has been going on for CENTURIES! you only have to cast your eyes back not so (retrospectively speaking) long ago and you can see how such incidents like the; the colonialism of Africa and South-America, as well as the military invasion and occupation of various countries around the world and see very different variants of MKU taking place, but still achieving its purpose! look at the devastation it has caused to families, the self-esteem of individuals, and so much more! also please do not disregard the reach of those who dabble in the dark-occult, because seriously you would be very very surprise how close you could be to a possible MKU-victim/slave/handler. seriously… Read more »

You were probably referring to my comment. There is a lot of material on this website that shows that the people chosen for this intensive type of mind control are of a certain type. But, putting that aside for a moment, if what you say is true, why should anyone care to research anything, or try to do anything about it? The way you describe it, it is hopeless, there is nothing you can do, it can happen to anyone, any time, without their knowledge. So why bother reading this website, for that matter. According to you, no amount of knowledge or anything will help you.

because people can and DO survive programming. please everyone DO NOT underestimate your own strength and capabilities, everyone is amazing and are capable of doing so much so please do not plague yourself with doubt- especially against this. because they want your doubt (fear) to stop you from Living. as in regards to equipping yourself; researching is the best thing you can do! with the knowledge that you find you can share it with others, and ok some people might not believe you, but believe me when i say that your actions could save a life. i mean here on VC there are so many great articles that can begin as a foundation for your research(i also want to say that they are some amazing sources in the comment sections of the articles as well!). always Look, and Question Everything! on the other hand sadly the extent of programming is… Read more »
If you want to do something about it, then live. That is the only way you will beat them. Living is knowing the rules of the game to break them and live a life without having to nibble from their hands so much or not at all: *Watch little or no TV at all. *Anything you want to watch or listen to- download it. Reclaim your right to decide on YOUR terms what to watch and listen to. *Read more. *Exercise, it can be something simple as squats in the morning, doing yoga at home or even long walks. *Eat healthily. Go to markets for your fruits and veggies. *Don't be a racist, ableist, sexist, etc. These isms are a 'divide and conquer' tactic and it is up to us not to let this carry on. *Self-love. We are programmed from birth to hate ourselves and to give ourselves impossible… Read more »

H, i agree.

And if you still want to use some of their entertainment you can.

Just be aware.

I mean i read all my information on a ipad.

So you can use those things but not get attached to them.

And live and love.


I was just re-reading 'The Golden Bough' by James Frazer, a section about the violence of religious rites in the ancient world. Starting with burnt offerings and blood sacrifice of animals and working up the food chain to hanging, drowning, dismembering and burning slaves, prisoners, and even sacred kings, they would kill anything that moved in the name of religion. Here is an interesting and enlightening section about the migration of the Near Eastern Great Mother and Son religion into the Roman Empire where it found a natural home due to the savagery of the population: The concept of the Videodrome just seems like a continuation of these spectator religious rituals into a new medium. The original meaning of the word ‘sacred’ was ‘bloody,’ which says something very unfortunate about humanity. VC is right, anything that pushes the button for survival and blood immediately grips the attention and hijacks… Read more »

The great Sir James Frazer.

I have the 12 volume version of this masterpiece.

Only for you Fleurdamour

Rivers of life JGR Forlong

Thank you very much, Fidelio.

Thanks for dusting off an old video, and once again, revealing the elite's agenda is hidden in plain sight. Video/computer gaming takes the elite's control to a whole new level.

I saw the movie years ago when I was a early teen without realizing how intense the message behind it was. But this isn't new, I was watching an original Outer Limits episode called "Architects of Fear"(broadcast in 1963) and soberly was reminded that since the radio broadcast of War of the Worlds by Orson Wells that the manipulation, suggestion and conditioning have been wrought on us since the inception of mass media.

I thoroughly enjoyed the VC website and the info I have found useful as well as fascinating! Thank You!


i've started a blog about this sort of mind-control technique. being an anti-civilization anarchist, i have a different take on this – i see all of history as one giant mind-control program. free people – those without religion, who didn't live in cities and didn't support standing armies – were able to resist, and often obliterate, rising civilizations – which is the unwritten story of the americas. but, i digress… i found a random video about "alice" mind control techniques, from japanese pop culture. it seems like alices are being reprogrammed to be assassins:… yeah – the main reason to acquaint oneself with these dark methods is so we can counter-act them. and i don't believe for a second that sexual pleasure and gratification is inherently evil or bad. as with anything, once it becomes obsessive, it becomes unhealthy. but good sex is really good for your body and… Read more »
My father was MKd in the late 60s and he was only a private in the Army. He was given LSD to enhance his performance and electro-shock "therapy" to treat his depression and schizophrenia. This is something that my father and my aunts told me about when I was a child. My uncle was also part of the program and he became a hitman and counterfeiter after the Vietnam war. I remember the FBI searching my house with dogs looking for him when I was a child. At the time I had no idea why all this crazy stuff was happening in my family, but now I do. My family is not Illuminati, but poor white trash. We happen to be of noble German descent though! My father died at the age of 32 in the state mental hospital of an "overdose". So if you think this can only happen… Read more »
Wow… how interesting! Just because your family was not 'Illuminati' but 'poor white trash' as you say, doesn't necessarily mean anything, like you said, your family was of noble German descent! It could be that they were 'elite' wealthy people at one point, but at some point in history did something to displease their masters and so became 'poor.' Interestingly enough, the so called 'original' Bavarian Illuminati' were from that area… Germany… but it's probably that the 'Illuminati' as we know them today existed long, long before any 'Bavarian Illuminati' but anyway, that is very interesting story you relate, thanks… it sounds a little like the story of Stewart Swerdlow, you should read up about him… he came from a rather 'elite' family and in order to keep control of him, he was subjected to experiments and abuse a child.. his grandfather or great grandfather became the first President of… Read more »

You all need to take DMT. 1 dose, 15 minutes later you're changed forever. I wish those who are not awake yet could take this psychedelic.

@Terence – Drugs aren't any kind of answer to anything.

fluerdamour –

i bet you have different feelings towards "good" drugs – from corporate labs – and "bad" drugs – illegal ones, many of which are consumed in a raw, or only lightly refined state.

DMT is produced inside your own body. it's what helps you prepare for death by showing you a highlight of your life while you are dying. i've been there, and when you are remembering these past memories, it's more like you are actually there, in that moment. it quite literally helps you overcome barriers like time and individualized consciousness in order to help you grow as a spiritual being.

it's sad that many people put their faith in profit-oriented chemical companies and denigrate what the world will give us for free.

i highly recommend jeremy narby's book, "the cosmic serpent" to anyone is interested in getting in touch with the lifeforce inherent in all living things.

@Fleurdamour You obviously don't know anything about drugs. DMT is not even a drug (well, the government classified DMT as a drug, but really, it's not) a cigarett is more dangerous than DMT. I highly recommend that you do some research about Terence McKenna and DMT (and LSD).

Drugs are not the only way to open your mind, I agree with you. However, some of them can accurately help us to go beyond – as McKenna said – our prejudicies and cultural boundaries.

And I definitely think you should try this.

– Much love from Paris.

why would you want to live in an artificial world created by drugs (natural or not)? I keep my mind clear, thanks. I have every function I need already in my brain since birth, we all do.

@Rebecca What if I told you you are living in

@Rebecca What if I told you you are living in a low dimension

@Rebecca You have all the functions you need to live in this universe. However, it is highly possible that our 5 senses limit us from seeing other dimensions. DMT, which is produced by all the organic forms in this world, actually increases your sensibility and by letting you explore other dimensions it eventually clears your mind. It does not altered your consciousness!

Your answer clearly shows your lack of knowledge on the subject. DMT is a good thing (in my opinion).

I agree, Rebecca and Fleurdamour. Yes, folks, I am very aware of the evils of Big Pharma and how they have to dictate everything. I understand it now.

But, gotta say, I'm not sure if DMT is a good thing or not. I don't mean because the Gov says it's bad; I mean I'd be concerned about WHAT you're opening yourself up to. It sure sounds like it feels great, but is it really good for your spirit? That's my concern, FWIW.

Or ayahuasca, the brew/drink form of DMT.

An incredible spiritual experience, I am who I am thanks to Madre Aya. Calling ayahuasca a "drug" is a sign of pure ignorance. It is far from that, rather it is a traditional brew that has existed for thousands of years in the Amazon jungles (and much elsewhere). It is medicine for the mind, body, and soul.

And since it is the combination of just two plants produced by lovely Gaia, of course our government has deemed it dangerous and illegal.

Oh the irony.

@Hmmmm I think DMT can be good for people who will never ever question their environment and trust their government no matter what. DMT and LSD are the most powerful and efficient ways to open someone's mind, it only takes 15 to 30 minutes with DMT and 6 to 12 hours with LSD to radically change the way you are living and thinking. On the other hand, these psychedelics are good tools to further your "researches" on the mysteries of the Universe(s). It is like accessing the Universal Book of Supreme Knowledge, if you will. Some people report to be able to "read" the forest and communicate with plants and animals. And I really think they can. Remember, we know almost NOTHING about our Universe. DMT is everywhere, it must be very important if it's in every living forms. Think about the plants that seem to grow faster when you… Read more »

Interesting enough, apparently DMT is already naturally produced in the brain…. centralized in the pineal gland…. if I remember correctly… so we could literally get a 'natural high' from our own brains if we know how to tap into it!! The human brain is the greatest thing ever invented…. if only we could utilize it…. and learn how to use it.. literally!

THANK YOU VC! It's mind-boggling how these things are so blatant, but people do not realize that these "weird" movies usually have several layers & double meanings.

nice analysis VC!

i watched a short piece of the movie 'Triple X' or 'XXX' with Vince Diesel last week. In the beginning, Samuel L. Jackson says "we need someone for X mission… someone to be programmed" and this guy appears in iron man 2 with just one eye… sometimes it gets so freaking obvious!

Notice how a television show is called a "program" . . . . !!!