Horror fans rejoice! Nic Cage's new violently bonkers scary movie is coming to Irish cinemas
However, there will be just two cinemas in the whole country showing it...
Having done the rounds in festivals all around the world, anyone who has seen Mandy have been barely able to talk about anything else.
Taking place in 1983, Nic Cage plays Red, a lumberjack who lives in a secluded cabin in the woods. His artist girlfriend Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) 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.
While that sounds mildly bonkers, apparently the actual movie itself is INCREDIBLY bonkers...
"Mandy exists in its own supremely unnerving horror dimension." - The Telegraph
"[A] hypnotic midnight movie, which veers from astonishing, expressionistic exchanges to gory mayhem without an iota of compromise." - Indiewire
"A sensuous swath of striking imagery and otherworldly atmosphere, Mandy is a hypnotic, bloody pleasure." - Screen International
"Either you are one of the devoted or you’re not. You won’t know what camp you’re in until you see it." - The Guardian
On top of it being an absolute must-see for horror fans, the movie also features one of the final scores composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson, the genius behind the incredible music for Sicario.
Check out the trailer here:
Clip via RLJE Films
So, now on to the (limited) good news.
Mandy will be showing in cinemas from Friday 12 September... but only in two cinemas in the entire country.
So if you happen to be near Dublin's Lighthouse Cinema, or Galway's Pálás Cinema, or are at least willing to make the journey, then prepare yourself!