A charming young girl searching for fame and glory wants to become the best among the LA models and the best photography agencies.
Although starting from nothing, she immediately bewitches with her innate beauty the best photography agencies professionals.
Along with her rapid rise to success the envy of all the rivals working in that environment grow exponentially.
They suffer tremendously from her clean and natural charm, unlike their cosmetic or surgical beauty.
At the same time, the hotel manager where she lives becomes a more dangerous and dark character every day.
Night after night, strange events continue to disturb the girl’s life deeply.
In addition, her boyfriend seems to detach from her as much as her career becomes important.
The naive guy loves her but can not compete with the wealth and popularity of the prominent characters around him.
Her success seems to have no limits, but fate has a brutal reckoning in store for her.
The other models she leaves behind, indeed, want to destroy and steal the power of her young and candid beauty.
The most powerful witchcraft
The Neon Demon iss an original horror behind the search for the success of what could be a young witch.
The protagonist magically climbs the idolized peaks among the most cynical and cruel pillars of best photography agencies.
They only look at her once, and that’s enough to madly and immediately love her.
So she receives what the other models get with strict diets, sacrifices, painful injections, and surgical operations.
Every scene has a supernatural resonance, as if this world was something totally alien to our reality.
These beautiful girls fought with charm and allure each other, discouraging and inducing the rivals to give up.
They do literally anything to get the best place or the most elegant and flashy dress during a parade.
Competing for the best photographers’ attention and favor having the best services on the most prestigious agencies magazines.
Without complicated formulas or magical rituals, their sex appeal is powerful witchcraft opening any door on their way.
A post-modern and visionary horror
Nicolas Winding Refn mix with inestimable talent the vintage style with modern lights and music in his magical cinematic cauldron.
Exaggerated colors from classic Italian horror, reinventing a mix of slow rhythm, obscure atmosphere with an amazing electronic-techno sound.
Bright bloody red like Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci or purple, green, and blue light like the older Mario Bava.
The latter then a director of which, we remember, Refn produced the re-edition of Planet of the Vampires, masterpiece forerunner of the legendary Alien by Ridley Scott.
The beautiful Elle Fanning has the protagonist role, playing it with an actual past as a LA model.
The movie ambiguously leaves to our interpretation whether this is really a story of witches or not.
We can only speculate whether the girl is as naive as she seems or subtly exploits her power.
Is she aware of what she does, or this emerges as a natural consequence of its beauty?
Finally, we also have an unusual and awful Keanu Reeves as slimy and rude manager of his hotel.
A role that comes out of the box of the usual unbeatable hero John Wick finally let him play more with his actor’s skills.