The Final Chapter in the Trilogy of the Apocalypse.
May 10, 2009
In the Mouth of Madness is the final chapter in the loosely linked trilogy of the Apocalypse. John Carpenter returns to the silver screen with another dark and depressing film (yay!). This tale is about the disappearance of one of the World's most sought after and best selling novelist Sutter Kane (Jurgen Prochnow). His publisher has hired a private investigator (Sam Neil) to look for the writer, Sutter Kane's latest novel is well over due. The consumers are waiting with cash in hand.
After searching high and low, the investigator decides to look in to the writings of the novelist to search for clues into where he might be hiding. The clues lead to New England. Whilst searching in the North Atlantic area, he finds a strange town that's located in the middle of nowhere. What he discovers literally blows his mind. He finds Sutter Kane alright, and things that the living were never meant to see. The P.I. awakes some time later. Every thing is different. Confused, he tries to find the odd hamlet but it's like it's never existed. Weirdness and madness over comes the P.I. The World seems to have gone insane. People are going crazy over the latest Sutter Kane novel.
The P.I. is also confused by the growing madness as well. He goes over the edge when he kills a Sutter Kane fanatic. Killing the fans puts the P.I. into a mental institution. But that doesn't stop his vision of the Apocalypse. While the world around him crumbles, he rots away inside a padded cell. What is going on in the P.I.'s head? Has he become part of the novel? Is he the story? Soon he hears the unspeakable beasts from the depths of hell rip through his asylum. When the carnage is over, the P.I. leaves his cell and finds a world that has been destroyed. Wandering through the remains of humanity, he hears the voices from a few survivors on the radio. After walking the streets for sometime, he stumbles across the movie version of Sutter Kane's last novel. To his horror he realizes that he's the star! Madness over comes the poor P.I. as he finally realizes the truth behind everything and just goes with it.
Another classic film from John Carpenter. It's not as great as THE THING or PRINCE OF DARKNESS but it'll entertain you none the less. You'll need to bring your brain with you when you watch this movie. I recommend this final chapter of the Trilogy of the Apocalypse. You wont regret it!
First of all, I'd like to thank a certain penpal of mine who brought this movie to my attention. Otherwise, I probably would have ignored it. Most John Carpenter fans don't consider the 90's his best decade in terms of movies, though I think this movie is a pretty underrated horror diamond in the rough. While my favorite horror titles from the 90's are Event Horizon and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, In the Mouth of Madness has been a very welcome horror … more
A prophet? A devil? An oracle? A preacher? Whoever he is, he outsells every other author with his Lovecraftian style horror books, and now he's turned up missing. John Trent (Sam Neill) begins the film in an insane asylum, telling Dr. Wrenn (David Warner) a fantastical tale. John, an insurance investigator, was hired to find the missing Sutter Cane (talented Jurgen Prochnow). Tagging along with him is the publisher's assistant Linda Styles (Julie Carmen). Together, after … more
Starring Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jurgen Prochnow, Charlton Heston Watch for young Hayden Christenson as the Paper Boy Directed by John Carpenter Writer: Michael De Luca 1994
Product Description A best-selling authors newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When the author inexplicably vanishes a special investigator hired to track him down crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape. Special features: eng. Subitles & more Studio: New Line Home Video Release Date: 09/26/2006 Starring: Sam Neill Charlton Heston Run time: 95 minutes Rating: R Director: John Carpenter