The Shadow Mountains, 1983. Red and Mandy lead a loving and peaceful existence; but when their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
Amazing, Beautiful and full of color, love the acting, people just look at the gore, but there is so much more, sad happy and magnificent.
We saw this movie at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival........ twice. Yeah, we walked out of our first screening, drove straight to the box office and bought tickets for the next screening. There is nothing like being in an audience watching Mandy. This is THE midnight movie. I wouldn't hesitate to say it is on the level of Rocky Horror Picture Show as far as potential cult status. From 15 minute psychedelic trips filmed with a second lag and a pinkish filter, to two unspeakably amazing weapons, there is nothing on its level. Cosmatos' direction and the cinematography are better than 95% of studio movies nowadays. This is what watching movies is all about. And let's just say, every single cast member is pitch perfect, creating the infernal hell that the movie is. God willing, this movie will get the distribution it deserves so we can see it once a year at midnight in our favorite art house cinemas. Instantly nostalgic.
This is only Panos Cosmatos' 2nd feature and it definitely has his style plastered all over it. You leave the theater thinking WTF? and HELL YEAH! in one awesome roller coaster experience. It starts off a bit slow the first 10-15min, but get ready. When they mess with his wife, the fun begins and doesn't stop! Best of Cage Rage on screen!And who doesn't love the Cheddar Goblin now after watching that? I want me a warm bowl of that gastric cheddar goodness. :D Can't wait until this is in theaters to watch again!
This movie is crazy and I really applaud the director for his conviction. The cinematography and colors were beautiful. Nick Cage was very enjoyable to watch an I wish there was more of him! It kind of reminded be of another even lower budget horror film called House of Demons, which also has lots of colorful crazy cinematography shots and cult that does LSD - what a crazy thing for two movies to have in common!