In the Mouth of Madness
Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 95 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1994
Starring: Charlton Heston, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, Sam Neill
John Carpenter’s IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS is told in flashback, a Lovecraft staple, recounting the story of a psychiatric patient, a novelist, whose books produce very real nightmares.
When horror novelist Sutter Cane goes missing, insurance investigator John Trent scrutinizes the claim made by his publisher, Jackson Harglow, and endeavors to retrieve a yet-to-be-released manuscript and ascertain the writer’s whereabouts. Accompanied by the novelist’s editor, Linda Styles, and disturbed by nightmares from reading Cane’s other novels, Trent makes an eerie nighttime trek to a supernatural town in New Hampshire.