Part of Midnight Movies
Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage, in an adrenaline-inducing performance) has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough). But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury. A broken man, Red now lives for one thing only — to hunt down these maniacal villains and exact swift vengeance.
In his delicious follow-up to 2010 cult hit BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, grandiose filmmaker Panos Cosmatos gleefully demonstrates an audacious command of tone and atmosphere, conjuring an ethereal treat for the senses that begs to be seen on a big screen. Awash in a salacious sea of gloriously unhinged performances, carnage, colors and sounds, Cosmatos grinds up beloved genre tropes into a fine pulp and sculpts them into something altogether otherworldly.
In anticipation of Nic Cage’s latest unhinged performance in this November’s DREAM SCENARIO, we revisit the instant cult classic with this long-awaited midnight celebration of one of the greatest genre films to come out in the last decade.
“Through Cage, the film’s straightforward revenge plot becomes a King Crimson album played at half speed and twice normal volume; a bizarre and bloody outing with a strong heart beneath the surface… MANDY is one of the most metal movies ever made.” —Russ Fischer, The Playlist