Nicolas Cage goes full bonkers in ‘Color Out of Space’

Nicolas Cage is having a moment — although, arguably, he’s been having a moment his entire sprawling career.

“Color Out of Space” is full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas.

Directed by Richard Stanley (“Hardware”), it’s an adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story about a family farm that is taken over by an invasive force emanating from a meteorite.

Nathan Gardner (Cage) is embracing country living (in the town of Arkham, a regular Lovecraftian locale) while caring for his wife, Theresa (Joely Richardson), who’s recovering from cancer.

Their Wiccan-aspiring daughter (Madeleine Arthur) casts a health spell, but she’s interrupted by a cute local scientist (Elliot Knight) monitoring the town’s water — and the Gardners’ well is about to go very wrong.

A crash in the middle of the night yields a glowing rock smashed into the yard. Soon, the Gardners’ youngest son (Julian Hilliard) is having conversations with “the boy in the well,” in the time-honored film tradition of little kids picking up on otherworldly happenings, and mellow groundskeeper Ezra (Tommy Chong) is sensing the bad vibe, too.

Hot-pink and purple flowers spring up, their hues swirling in the air, and begin making everyone act strange (or stranger, in Cage’s case).

The film, while beautiful, leans into hamminess along with its leading man. Even Cage’s most innocuous early lines play as if he’s already a borderline psychopath.

By the time things have taken an “Altered States” turn — pity those poor alpacas — he’s fully unhinged, but then again, that’s where he thrives.

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