Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Thriller
The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.
[September, 2018 e.v.] During a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Nicolas Cage disclosed that when Panos Cosmatos first approached him to be in the film, he wanted him to play the role of the cult leader, Jeremiah Sand, but Nicolas didn't like the role of Jeremiah. Nicolas ... ...
So, what you huntin'?
Red Miller: Jesus freaks.
Caruthers: ...I didn't know they were in season, man.
Red Miller: Yeah, well...
Caruthers: Just tell me, man.
Red Miller: ...
When Red encounters The Chemist, he appears to be preparing a batch of the cult's LSD by soaking a sheet of paper in a clear liquid, which would create what is known as "blotter acid", which is small squares of paper soaked in liquid LSD. He is handling the liquid LSD with his bare hands; doing this would render The Chemist with a dose far more than enough to render him delirious and non-functional for several days at minimum.
The opening text "When I die, bury me deep, lay two speakers at my feet, put some headphones on my head and rock and roll me when I'm dead." appears to come from the final words of Douglas Roberts, a man convicted of kidnapping, robbery and murder in Texas and executed on April 20, 2005. This isn't directly credited or verified by the film.
$1,115,000 (USA) (15 October 2018)
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