The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.

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Panos Cosmatos
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Nicolas Cage ... Red Miller
Andrea Riseborough ... Mandy Bloom
Linus Roache ... Jeremiah Sand
Ned Dennehy ... Brother Swan
Olwen Fouéré ... Mother Marlene
Richard Brake ... The Chemist
Bill Duke ... Caruthers
Line Pillet ... Sister Lucy
Clément Baronnet Clément Baronnet ... Brother Klopek
Alexis Julemont ... Brother Hanker
Stephan Fraser Stephan Fraser ... Brother Lewis
Ivailo Dimitrov Ivailo Dimitrov ... Skratch
Hayley Saywell ... Sis
Kalin Kerin Kalin Kerin ... Scabs
Tamás Hagyuó Tamás Hagyuó ... Fuck Pig
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Taking place in 1983, Red is a lumberjack who lives in a secluded cabin in the woods. His artist girlfriend Mandy spends her days reading fantasy paperbacks. Then one day, she catches the eye of a crazed cult leader, who conjures a group of motorcycle-riding demons to kidnap her. Red, armed with a crossbow and custom Axe, stops at nothing to get her back, leaving a bloody, brutal pile of bodies in his wake. Written by texasboyy

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The book Mandy reads early on during the film, "Seeker of the Serpent's Kiss", is a prop, a fake book. It is actually the name of the musical composition playing during that scene and it is by the film's composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson. See more »

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Calling an overly sensitive person a Snowflake was unheard of in 1983. It was coined in 1996 from the novel Fight Club and made popular during the 2016 election. See more »

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Red Miller: [He walks into the house, sees Mandy] Knock-Knock.
Mandy Bloom: Who's there?
Red Miller: Erik Estrada.
Mandy Bloom: Erik Estrada who?
Red Miller: Erik Estrada from "CHiPs."
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Crazy Credits

A dedication to the late Jóhann Jóhannsson is followed by a shot of Mandy's sketches from earlier in the film. See more »

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References Motel Hell (1980) See more »

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Amulet of the Weeping Maze
Produced, Recorded, & Mixed by Randall Dunn
Composed by Dan Boeckner, Milky Burgess, Panos Cosmatos, Randall Dunn
Engineered by Ben Greenberg
Music by Milky Burgess
Lead Vocals by Linus Roache
Back-up Vocals by Faith Coloccia, Monika Khot
Flute by Hans Teuber
Lead Vocals Recorded at Figure Eight Studios
Lead Vocals Recorded by Phillip Weinrobe (as Phil Wienrobe)
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Mandy (2018)
12 December 2019 | by fntstcplntSee all my reviews

Directed by Panos Cosmatos. Starring Nicolas Cage, Linus Roache, Andrea Riseborough, Ned Dennehy, Bill Duke, Richard Brake, Olwen Fouéré, Clément Baronnet, Line Pillet. (R)

Bizarre, surreal horror-phantasmagoria provides no short cuts or amendes honorable; either one resists, or one gives in. A deviant cult, working with (presumably) actual demon bikers, kidnaps Riseborough, sending her beau (Cage) on an anguished mission of blood-soaked revenge. A volcano of ultra-saturated colors (reds, mostly), lysergic acid-soaked celluloid, gonzo performances, extreme gore, madness and despair. At its best, hypnotic and visceral, an unforgettable vision quest like the most gorgeous of nightmares; at its worst, soporific navel-gazing to compete with the worst aspects of Nicolas Winding Refn. Obviously not for all tastes, but if the mood strikes just right, the rewards will linger long after. Numerous camera shots could easily be used as album cover art for progressive rock and/or death metal bands.

72/100


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Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$225,723, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$1,233,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,555,203
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