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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

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An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

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With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Reality isn't what it used to be... See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for images of horror, and for language | See all certifications »

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3 February 1995 (USA)  »

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John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,946,600 (USA)
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Hobb is an old word which was used to refer to the devil See more »

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In the beginning of the film when Kanes editor is shot, a total 8 shots are fired from a standard six-shooter revolver See more »

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Linda Styles: A reality is just what we tell each other it is.
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Animal interaction was monitored by the American Humane Association with on set supervision by the Toronto Humane Society. No animal was harmed in the making of this film. Human interaction was monitored by the Inter Planetary Psychiatric Association. The body count was high, the casualties are heavy. See more »

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Pure genius! Freakiest thing I've ever seen, but still made me laugh somehow.
21 September 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I don't want to spoil anything so i'll keep this short. It's about an insurance investigator (Sam Neill) who seeks out to find a famous horror writer after his books seems to have a very odd effect on his readers, only to actually find the village in his novels. Suddenly it seems like his books are coming true. Now I'll stop there and leave the rest for you to see. This movie is both a tribute to the genre (and maybe a slight parody) and literally an existentialism story(you know what I mean when you finish the movie). This movie is scary, horrifying, intelligent, well written, well acted, and also somehow a bit funny. (Warning, this is not for the light hearted, freakiest thing I've ever seen, but still made me laugh somehow)

I can only say in conclusion Watch it!


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