If you frequent horror web sites like this one, chances are you’ve seen Mandy – featuring Nicolas Cage going on a rampage of revenge – receive tons of praise. I know I’ve talked it up many times myself, but there’s a reason for that, it’s a damn good, extremely creative film.
Directed by visionary filmmaker Panos Cosmatos, Mandy chronicles what happens after the titular character is murdered by a demented cult, and her husband Red (Cage) shifts into badass mode. Red’s drug-fueled vengeance quest is an epic one, and full of striking visuals.
Mandy is backed by an absolutely spellbinding score by late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson that proves just as aurally captivating as the visuals. Unfortunately, Mandy’s theatrical release was far from wide, so there’s a chance many reading this still haven’t seen the film.
Subscribers to the pretty great horror streaming service Shudder will soon get the opportunity to experience Mandy at no extra cost, when they add the film to their streaming library on November 29th. First they bring back Joe Bob Briggs, and now this. Awesome.
Personally, I hope the sequel idea Cosmatos previously teased about Red fighting Nazis comes to fruition, as I’d love to spend more time in Mandy’s colorful but harshly graphic world. Plus, we need to know more about the majestic being known as the Cheddar Goblin.