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The Best And Most Unexpected Horror Movie Of 2018

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The best horror movie of the year didn’t have to sweep the box office, have amazing reviews from critics, or feature Jim from The Office. This year the crown for Best Horror Movie goes to an unexpected champion: Mandy. The blood-drenched movie stars Nicholas Cage, and is directed by Panos Cosmatos.

The Plot

The story itself may not sound like anything to write home about. Lumberjack Red and his girlfriend Mandy live in the woods. Their lovers’ paradise ends when Mandy is killed by cult leader Jeremiah Sand for rejecting his advances. Red takes his revenge by cutting a swath through the compound as he falls into grief and madness.

While the plot is easy to follow, it still leaves viewers shocked by scenes like Red snapping a demon’s neck and doing a huge amount of cocaine.

The aesthetic

The overall design of the movie lends to looking like it’s in an 80’s heavy metal band. The flames, mist, and mountains help develop this overall theme of fantasy through a psychedelic lense. The pink and purple hues are underscored by a droning score by Johann Johannsson, adding a layer of dread over the LSD-like trip Cage takes.

While the movie’s noteworthy aesthetic is one of the selling points, it also has some iconic characters in the veign of Freddy Krueger.

Lasting impressions

You might think the most iconic character in the film would be Red himself with his axe-toting and slaughtering. Or maybe it might be the cult leader Jeremiah Sand…

But the most iconic member of the ensemble goes to Cheddar Goblin, a corporate mascot that throws up macaroni and cheese in a commercial that Red sees at his lowest moment. And of course, there is already Cheddar merch available. While you may not be sure of Red’s mental state at the end of the film, you’ll certainly be entertained by the journey.

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