Excerpt: Stanley has crafted a beautiful production combining shocking pink CGI effects and practical mutations, recalling such films as Stuart Gordon’s “From Beyond” and John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” with a nostalgically appointed rural farm … But don’t expect “Mandy”-level Cage outrageousness here
Excerpt: Body-horror SF via Lovecraftian grotesquerie, with a now tedious rampage from Nic Cage. As if a man needs to be influenced by unfathomable aliens to turn to violence. I need more from my pulp fiction.
Excerpt: The movie doesn’t actually do anything truly unexpected, but nor does it disappoint. With Cage, a retro-80s horror pace and feel, and plenty of pretty swirling colors, it’s going to hit the sweet spot for a lot of viewers.
Excerpt: I came for Nicolas Cage, I stayed for Richard Stanley. Following his bonkers work in the absolutely gonzo movie Mandy, I expected more of the same from Cage as Nathan. I got it, but his nutty performance is actually the least interesting thing about Color Out of Space.
Excerpt: Color Out of Space begins promisingly enough with moody shots of a fog-drenched forest and an ominous voice-over by actor Elliot Knight, who appears as our intrepid surveyor, Ward. From there, it offers a refreshing throwback to the practical visual and makeup effects of 1980s sci-fi horror, with some truly grotesque creatures recalling John Carpenter’s The Thing and David Cronenberg’s The Fly.