‘Right, if you don’t mind, it’s time to milk the alpacas.’ This is Nic Cage’s response to a freaky colourful meteor that lands in the backyard. This is what you’re up for if you choose to go and see Color Out of Space. And I really think you should!
A few short years ago, we were given the gift of Nicholas Cage going beyond full Nic Cage, in the acid trip, fantasy horror, that was Mandy, and I myself loved it. Color Out of Space, produced by the same company, is definitely looking to feed off those feels. Richard Stanley is back directing his first feature in over 20 years, and I have to say he does a great job.
Now when you’ve got 2 guys involved in a film, that at one point in their lives they both went in a search for the Holy Grail, you know you should be in for something completely bonkers. And bonkers you have in spade fulls. Meteors, aliens, alpacas, a pussy cat called G-Spot, and that’s only the half of it. When this thing gets into full swing, strap yourself in, because things get violent, weird and downright crazy!
There’s so many quotable lines in this film, with 99% of them coming from Cage. His character, whilst in the midst of losing his mind, is beautiful to watch. I was getting those flamboyant Castor Troy vibes. The cinematography, and bright, vibrant colours are also done really well, with similarities to the look of Annihilation. That coupled with the score, another high point for me, gives it exactly the right brooding atmosphere.
My advice is watch the trailer and see what you think. If you love weird and wonderful, and you liked Mandy, then I’m pretty sure you’ll dig this.