Streaming And Screaming: ‘Mandy’
by Tito W. James
The quiet life of devoted couple Red (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) takes a dark and bizarre turn when a nightmarish cult and their maniacal leader (Linus Roache) seek to possess Mandy…body and soul. A shocking assault on the innocent pair leads to a spiraling, surreal, bloody rampage of all out, mind-altering vengeance. Mandy is the film that pivoted Nic Cage’s career from the star of direct to video B-movies to the unconventional actor who’s in unconventional films. While there are scenes that are indulgently slow director Panos Cosmatos appears to be a visionary worth keeping an eye on.
Mandy is now streaming on Shudder.