Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough). But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrates his idyllic paradise with vicious fury. A broken man, Red now lives for one thing only—to hunt down these maniacal villains and exact swift vengeance.
On June 7, 2017, Nicolas Cage joined the cast of the film.
The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 25 reviews, and an average rating of 8.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Mandy's gonzo violence is fueled by a gripping performance by Nicolas Cage — and anchored with palpable emotion conveyed between his volcanic outbursts." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 83 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".