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Mandy (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Fantasy, Horror | 14 September 2018 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Brother Klopek
Alexis Julemont 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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA | Belgium | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$225,723, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$1,214,525
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Towards the end of the film, Red tells the cult leader that the psychotic drowns where the mystic swims. This is a variation of a quote by mythologist, Joseph Campbell: "The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight." (Joseph Campbell, "Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research"). Meaning, that there's a fine line between psychosis and spirituality. See more »

Goofs

When Mandy is reading in the shop, the book is open on the same page as earlier, but this time she is reading the left page. Earlier she was reading the page on the right. See more »

Quotes

Scabs: You have a death wish.
Red Miller: [sobs] I don't want... I don't wanna talk about that.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Sidab-Man: Quest for Marvel Studios (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Cielito Lindo
Written by Quirino Mendoza (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Alternative Lyrics by Moises Baqueiro
Produced by Aaron R. Kaplan
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Not a fan of horror genre, but I loved this.
4 October 2018 | by sscott94See all my reviews

When I say I'm not a fan of the horror genre, I mean I don't mind watching them, but I definitely don't get excited about any of them and I clearly don't spend any time talking about them afterwards.

With that said, this film transcends the typical horror genre films through the use of sound, music and imagery.

The director/writer Panos Cosmatos clearly has unique a style to his film and that is what resonates the most.

He has drenched this film in a color palate of red, purples, and blues. He's paired it with long, eerie sounds, and ripping metal music. He then compliments that with images of metal (barbed wire, chainsaws, nails) and wood (church) and fire.

Finally, he's written 3 distinct characters that are so different from each other (Cage, Riseborough, and Roach) and just lets them do their thing. And boy do they deliver. All of three actors transform themselves into characters into so unlike themselves that it is a pure joy to watch.

This film shines not just because it celebrates the elements of the horror genre, but because the imagery, sound, music, and acting were all very strong.


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