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Shudder Becomes Exclusive Streaming Home of ‘Mandy’

Shudder announced today that they have become the exclusive streaming home for Mandy.  The film has received generally positive reviews and currently holds a 94% rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.

Mandy tells the tale of Red Miller and Mandy Bloom as their peaceful life is shattered by a sadistic cult. Nicolas Cage stars in the visually pleasing film directed by Panos Cosmatos.

Craig Engler, General Manager of Shudder, said: “We were blown away by Mandy at Sundance and immediately knew we had to get this mind-bending masterpiece, which features an absolutely astonishing performance by Nicolas Cage, exclusively for Shudder members. We can’t wait for our members to see it”. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: October 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of October 2018! read more

Nic Cage Channels Inner-‘Jason’ for Role in New Film ‘Mandy’

Cinematic horror icon Jason Vorhees is about to GET IN THE CAGE!  According to a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Oscar-winning thespian Nicolas Cage admits that he based his character from the upcoming film Mandy on the legendary (and impossible-to-kill) campground slasher.  It is not yet known if the producers of the Friday the 13th franchise are flattered or enraged by the actor’s revelation.

Cage will play a lumberjack named Red in the revenge thriller, which is due out on September 14th.  A mild-mannered every-man for the first half of the film, Red turns into a homicidal vigilante in the second half when his remote cabin is the scene of a home invasion which sees his lover (Mandy) fall victim to the violence.  Red blazes a path of vengeance amped-up by a liquid hallucinogen as he hunts down his tormentors.  It’s well-worn territory (Crank, Death Sentence, the entire Death Wish series), but Cage’s indication that he’s channeling his inner-psycho for the role adds a nicely-textured layer of horror and the supernatural to the entire equation. read more

‘Mandy’ Gets First Trailer

Mandy, one of the most shocking selections of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, has released its first trailer.

Directed and written by Panos Cosmatos with co-writer Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Mandy is one of the last films scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson who died on February 9, 2018 due to unknown causes.

The film stars Nicolas Cage, known for his 1995 Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas and other supernatural roles such as Ghost Rider and Drive Angry. Andrea Riseborough, known for her performances in Oblivion, Birdman and TV’s Waco, plays the titular character Mandy. read more