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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After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
David Robert Mitchell
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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
The shirt 44 has two meanings. One is it's a New York Yankees Reggie Jackson shirt. Reggie is famous for hitting three straight homers during game six in 1977. The number 44 is also paying tribute to the real life serial killer David Richard Berkowitz, known also as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer who pleaded guilty to eight separate shooting attacks that began in New York City during the summer of 1976. See more »
When Red encounters The Chemist, he appears to be preparing a batch of the cult's LSD by soaking a sheet of paper in a clear liquid, which would create what is known as "blotter acid", which is small squares of paper soaked in liquid LSD. He is handling the liquid LSD with his bare hands; doing this would render The Chemist with a dose far more than enough to render him delirious and non-functional for several days at minimum. See more »
Nostalgic psychedelia at its finest, 'Mandy' is destined for cult status
With the exception of a few David Lynch moments in 'Mulholland Drive', 'Wild at Heart', 'Lost Highway' and 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me', I can't recall a film surfing the line between beauty and carnage so adeptly. Between 'Mandy' and 'Beyond the Black Rainbow', Panos Cosmatos has carved out an impressive niche of nostalgic psychedelia worthy of cult status and praise for decades to come.
This is of course bittersweet with the passing of one of the greatest film composers of all time, Jóhann Jóhannsson. Due to the nature of the film, this won't go down as his most accomplished work. Regardless, the marriage between the score and imagery in 'Mandy' is extraordinary. RIP Jóhann and thank you for your remarkable contribution to some of the best films of the past decade (i.e. 'Sicario', 'Arrival', 'Prisoners', 'The Theory of Everything' and of course 'Mandy').
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