If you’ve been waiting for Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime to serve up Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy (review) on a silver platter, think again. The fine folks at Shudder have flexed their acquisition muscles once again and ended up with the exclusive streaming rights to the polarizing film all to themselves.
Opinions have varied wildly–from unbridled praise to outright boredom–and now Shudder subscribers will get to see what all the fuss is about for themselves. Don’t have Shudder? Sign up with promo code: MODERNHORRORS for 30 days on us. Details below:
From the Press Release:
SHUDDER WILL BE THE EXCLUSIVE STREAMING HOME OF THE BREAKOUT HORROR SENSATION MANDY STARRING NICOLAS CAGE
The film that IndieWire called “astonishing,” Newsweek hailed as a “fable from an alternate dimension,” that has a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic named a “must see” is coming soon to Shudder! AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, acquired the exclusive streaming rights to Mandy in the US from RLJ Entertainment earlier this Spring. It also acquired the Canadian rights from Elevation Pictures.
Craig Engler, GM 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”.
Mandy has been playing to sell-out crowds in the US since its limited release in September. The film has already been hailed as a new cult classic, and Cage’s performance is being called one of the best in his long and illustrious career.
Directed by Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and produced by SpectreVision, XYZ Films, and Umedia, Mandy features Oscar and Golden Globe winner Nicolas Cage in a stunning performance as a man whose peaceful woodland existence with his wife is brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling him into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance. Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline) and Linus Roache (Homeland, Batman Begins) also star.