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Prompted a five-minute standing ovation at Cannes.
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The Cheddar Goblin commercial was directed by Chris 'Casper' Kelly, who directed the Adult Swim short Too Many Cooks (2014).
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The first fan-owned entertainment company, Legion M, helped co-produce the film and the Jóhann Jóhannsson sound-track.
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Set in the same year as Panos Cosmatos' first film, 'Beyond the Black Rainbow'.
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The movie Red and Mandy are watching early in th film is Nightbeast (1982).
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Sold out all international territories before its premiere in the 'Directors' Fortnight' at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018.
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Director's Trademark: "Panaflares," the process of aiming small LED lights into the barrel of the lens to "soften" and make the frame look "milky."
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One of the two 2018 films in which Andrea Riseborough plays the titular character, the other one being Nancy (2018).
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There are several similarities between Jeremiah Sand and real-life cult leader Charles Manson. Like Sand, Manson was also a failed musician who reportedly took it very personally when his musicianship was insulted. Sand refers to his victims as "pigs," as did Manson and his followers. Psychedelic drugs were also used before acts of violence.
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The weapon forged by Red was a homage to legendary metal band Celtic Frost's logo
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Linus Roache and Richard Brake also appeared in Batman Begins (2005) as Thomas Wayne and Joe Chill, respectively.
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One of the cultists asks Mandy where does she live; she tells that is near Crystal Lake, the same name as the lake at Friday the 13th films, a reference to Jason Voorhes, the infamous serial killer.
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Late in the film, Red is engaged in a chain-saw duel with one of the cultists. The beginning of the battle, where each combatant shows off his chain-saw, bears resemblance to "Phantasm II", while the whole duel sequence is very likely an homage to "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2".
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It's the second movie of Panos Cosmatos as both writer and director after his first film Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010).
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Director's Trademark: Characters speaking slowly and strangely.
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Director's Trademark: High Film Grain
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The book Mandy reads early on during the film, "Seeker of the Serpent's Kiss", it's a prop, a fake book. It is actually the name of the musical composition playing during that scene and it is by the film's composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson.
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Director's Trademark: Campfire Scene
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Director's Trademark: Characters using LSD.
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The green glowing light that Mandy pulls out of the corpse during one of the animation sequences is a nod/homage to the glowing green orb featured in 1981's Heavy Metal
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