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.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Chloë Grace Moretz,
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
The opening text "When I die, bury me deep, lay two speakers at my feet, put some headphones on my head and rock and roll me when I'm dead." appears to come from the final words of Douglas Roberts, a man convicted of kidnapping, robbery and murder in Texas and executed on April 20, 2005. This isn't directly credited or verified by the film. See more »
An incredibly unique film that needs to be experienced to be understood
'Mandy' is like 'The Devil's Rejects' meets 'I Spit on Your Grave' meets... a film I have yet to see. With that said it is also one of the most unique films I've ever seen. Clear? When the credits began to roll I was left with a feeling of what the hell did I just watch? What is ultimately a reasonably straight-forward storyline is somehow turned into an overwhelming and bewildering experience. It really is a film that needs to be seen to be understood.
The biggest thing for me though was that as the credits rolled I had to ask myself, did I even enjoy the film? I decided that I ultimately did, although I will quite happily never watch it again. The movie is visually stunning. I feel like this would be a very interesting film to watch under the influence of an illicit drug. I don't partake in the use of such drugs so will never know, but I feel like at the beginning of the movie the director would've liked to put forward a message saying "please smoke up before viewing this film".
Nicolas Cage is certainly doing some interesting projects lately. They are all very uncommon type films with a point of difference. He seems to put his heart and soul into them too which is great to see. He certainly isn't phoning anything in. There are some great death and action scenes in the film. The violence is extreme in parts, be warned. I'm not really sure what else to say about the film. Some will love it, some will hate it. Either way you'll probably remember it for a fair while.
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