- In The Mouth Of Madness
What if fiction could affect reality? What if an author’s work was so powerful it could rip open the fabric of existence? What if everything you have ever known was nothing more than someone else’s wild imaginings scrawled on the pages of a book? John Carpenter’s In The Mouth Of Madness presents such ideas lacing them with Lovecraftian influences to mind-bending results.
The story follows an insurance investigator searching for a missing author whose books are having strange effects on his fans. But that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to In The Mouth Of Madness. From trans dimensional monsters to a possible apocalypse, this is the kind of movie that twists and turns until it’s practically inside out.
This stands amongst Carpenter’s greatest work and while to my mind The Thing will always be his greatest movie, In The Mouth Of Madness deserves recognition as one of his best films.