Video Review: Billy Idol “Eyes Without A Face”

Gothic lettering on the screen states “In the Midnight Hour.”

Against a black background, Billy Idol’s face moves toward the screen. A small flame burns underneath him.

Lit in royal blue, a group of women sing. Idol sings within one of their faces.

Idol convulses on the ground as smoke covers him. He punches the air.

Lit in electric blue, a young woman unzips a bag and puts on gloves.

Lit in faded violet, three young woman dance in silhouette within a structure. Billy stands with Steve on a platform. A young woman slides her gloved hand into the pocket of her jeans.

Lit in faded lavender, he walks down the stairs of the structure. Three young women tap their gloved hands against their thighs. He walks into a burning hexagon. His followers, wearing black robes and hoods, stand in silhouette on the second floor.

Lit in electric blue, a fire burns in enclosed glass. He stands over a burning flame and aims his fist.

He stands against a ruby red background. A young woman sits on a car and gets sprayed with water. He raises his fists in the air.

Rating: 2.5/5

Billy Idol preaches to his followers that they are the superior gender. Women control their desires with their breasts and naked arms. They overstep their bounds with each word out of their mouths. They presume to walk among them with assurance nothing will happen to them. He and his followers chant. Idol touches his head and lets out a scream.

A young woman drinks at the bar and Idol sneers at her. The young woman inches away. She believed the local cult had been a myth. However, the leader is as described in the newspaper. She looks at the bartender, who continues to clean the counter. She walks into the bathroom and sits on the toilet, trembling. It was past curfew. She closes her eyes and prays. She thinks of her parents and her dog. Fifteen minutes later, she walks out of the bathroom and she sees he has taken her spot.

On the news, the reporter states the young woman was last spotted at the bar. They ask if anyone has information to contact the police. Her parents plead for her safe return. She is among the ten missing women in the area.

Director: David Mallet Year: 1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFpfTd0EIs

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University and has been published in the White Wall Review.

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