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In the Mouth of Madness -- Imagine a novel so tremendously horrifying that it paralyzes its audience with fear. When the author disappears, an investigator hired to find writer discovers far more than imagined!


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Writer (WGA):
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Directed by
John Carpenter 
Writing credits
Michael De Luca (written by)

Produced by
Michael De Luca .... executive producer
Sandy King .... producer
Artist W. Robinson .... associate producer (as Artist Robinson)
Original Music by
John Carpenter 
Jim Lang 
Cinematography by
Gary B. Kibbe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edward A. Warschilka 
Production Design by
Jeff Ginn  (as Jeff Steven Ginn)
Art Direction by
Peter Grundy 
Set Decoration by
Elinor Rose Galbraith 
Costume Design by
Robin Michel Bush 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects
James D. Brown .... hair stylist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects
Donald Mowat .... makeup artist (as Donald J. Mowat)
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Sean Sansom .... special makeup effects artist
David P. Barton .... dental prosthetics (uncredited)
Rob Hinderstein .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Colin Penman .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Adrianna A.J. Cohen .... executive in charge of production
John Danylkiw .... unit production manager
Joe Fineman .... executive in charge of post-production
Ric Keeley .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Druxman .... second assistant director
Olly Jansen .... trainee assistant director
Glenn MacIntosh .... trainee assistant director
Artist W. Robinson .... first assistant director (as Artist Robinson)
Stuart Williams .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Gordon Barnes .... first assistant art director
Stephen Myles Berger .... draftsman (as Stephen M. Berger)
Robert Bonney .... assistant carpenter
Carlos Caneca .... set dresser
Karen M. Clark .... second assistant art director
Peter Dwyer .... carpenter
Danielle Fleury .... assistant set decorator
Graeme Gossage .... assistant props (as Graeme B. Gossage)
Joe Griffith .... illustrator (as Joseph F. Griffith Jr.)
Ron Hewitt .... assistant props
Henry Ilola .... head carpenter
Scott Morrison .... art department assistant
Ian Nelmes .... head scenic artist
Peter P. Nicolakakos .... lead set dresser
William F. O'Brien .... draftsman
Roberto C. Ramacciotti .... scenic painter
Vic Rigler .... property master
Clive Thomasson .... lead man
Donald Vandewater .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... sound effects mixer
Denis Bellingham .... boom operator
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor (as Damon D. Cohoon)
Jeff Courtie .... foley mixer
John Dunn .... supervising sound editor
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Galen Goodpaster .... first assistant sound editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist (as Robin Harlin)
Larry Hoki .... sound recordist
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Owen Langevin .... sound mixer (as Owen A. Langevin)
Matthew C. May .... sound editor
Harry B. Miller III .... supervising adr editor
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor
Howard Neiman .... dialogue editor (as Howard S.M. Neiman)
Andrew Patterson .... adr editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... supervising re-recording mixer
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
John Pospisil .... sound designer
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Brent Armstrong .... crew: KNB
Karrie Aubuchon .... crew: KNB
John Bisson .... crew: KNB
Evan Campbell .... crew: KNB
Tony Chappell .... special effects puppeteer
Kathy Clark .... crew: KNB
Gino Crognale .... crew: KNB
Mark DeLuca .... special effects puppeteer
Jeff Edwards .... special effects mechanic (as Jeffrey Edwards)
George Engel .... crew: KNB
Mark Goldberg .... special effects mechanic
Erin Haggerty .... special effects coordinator
Mecki Heussen .... special effects mechanic
Bill Hunt .... crew: KNB
Katy Limmer .... special effects puppeteer
Martin Malivoire .... special effects
Susan Mallon .... special effects coordinator
Claire Manion .... crew: KNB
Heather McKee .... crew: KNB
Kevin McTurk .... crew: KNB
Douglas Noe .... crew: KNB (as Doug Noe)
Jeremy Padow .... crew: KNB
Thomas Quinn .... special effects mechanic
Brian Rae .... crew: KNB
Ted Ross .... special effects
Donna R. Schultz .... crew: KNB (as Donna Salmon)
Shannon Shea .... crew: KNB
David Smith .... crew: KNB
Stacy Smith .... special effects puppeteer
Heidi Snyder .... crew: KNB
Jackie Sowards .... crew: KNB
Dean Stewart .... special effects technician
Mark Tavares .... crew: KNB
Mike Trcic .... crew: KNB
Aaron Woods .... special effects puppeteer
Bob Hall .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Randall K. Bean .... film scanning operator
Patricia Blau .... executive ICO producer
Kim Bromley .... visual effects producer
Ronn Brown .... CG production assistant
Sean M. Casey .... visual effects still photographer
Rob Coleman .... computer graphics animator
Giovanni Donovan .... chief model maker
Lisa Drostova .... digital paint artist
Carl N. Frederick .... computer graphics supervisor
John Gazdik .... motion control camera assistant
Ray Gilberti .... motion control camera operator
Michael J. Halsted .... visual effects production assistant
Rebecca Heskes .... rotoscope artist
Robert Hill .... motion control camera assistant
Mark Holmes .... digital compositor
Brad Jerrell .... visual effects electrician
Bill Kimberlin .... visual effects editor
Jennifer Hall Lee .... optical line up: ILM (as Jennifer Lee)
James Lim .... optical camera operator
Euan K. MacDonald .... computer graphics animator
Jack Mongovan .... rotoscope artist
Mark Moore .... visual effects art director
Patrick Neary .... technical assistant
Bruce Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor
Lorne Peterson .... cloud model maker
Joshua Pines .... film scanner supervisor
Mary Serafini .... editor: CMX
Kenneth Smith .... optical supervisor
David Tanaka .... assistant editor: CMX
Lisa Vaughn .... optical scanning coordinator
Wade Howie .... effects animation supervisor (uncredited)
Lloyd Adams .... stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Phil Chiu .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunts
Shane Harvey .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Risa Litwin .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Larry A. McLean .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunts
Ken Quinn .... stunts
Buck Randel .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
Helen Scott .... stunts
John Stead .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
Robert Thomas .... stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts (as Anton Tyukodi)
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Alanthwaite .... co-gaffer
Rob Conde .... electrician
Carolyn Cox .... camera trainee
Cesare DiGiulio .... rigging grip
Kevan Dutchak .... second assistant camera
Tim Evans .... gaffer
Dave Ferguson .... best boy grip
Michael Galbraith .... electrician
Michael Hall .... first assistant camera
Bob Hannah .... rigging gaffer
Shane Harvey .... still photographer
Delroy P. Jarrett .... electrician (as Delroy Jarrett)
Jud Kehl .... camera operator
Mike Kirilenko .... dolly grip
John Scott MacDonald .... rigging grip
Robert MacDonald .... first assistant camera
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Brian Montague .... best boy electric
Richard Scaini .... camera trainee
Ken Wyke .... electrician (as Kenneth Wyke)
Ron Yolevsky .... grip
Casting Department
Ross Clydesdale .... casting: Canada
Scott Mansfield .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Derek J. Baskerville .... set costumer: men
Robert Lewis Bush .... costume supervisor: men (as Robert Bush)
Cody Carpenter .... wardrobe production assistant
Daniel A. Davies .... wardrobe production assistant (as Daniel Davies)
Morganne Newson .... additional costumer (as Ann Tree Newson)
Delphine White .... set costumer: women
Editorial Department
Gary Fluxgold .... second assistant editor
Sharon McGeeney .... negative cutter
Paul O'Driscoll .... color timer
Richard Sellmer .... second assistant editor
Paul C. Warschilka .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Mike Doyle .... driver (as Michael Doyle)
W. Doyle .... driver
Frank Eldridge .... driver
Lorne Frederick .... driver
Jazz Helie .... driver (as Jazz G. Helie)
Neil Montgomerie .... transportation coordinator
John Muir .... driver
Jeff Peebles .... driver
Gerry Savoy .... head driver (as G. Savoy)
Dave Staples .... driver
Frank Tenaglia .... transportation captain
Truman van Duzen .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Benu Bhandari .... script supervisor
Lesley Boylen .... production assistant
Shelley A. Boylen .... co-production coordinator (as Shelley Boylen-Wakefield)
Brian Campbell .... location manager
Casie Marie Carleton .... production secretary
Dennis Davidson .... Publicity campaign
Vikki Dodds .... assistant production accountant
Lori Keith Douglas .... coordinator: New Line Cinema
Paul T. Gordon .... stand-in (as Paul Gordon)
Lisa Greco .... first aid
Siobhan Hegarty .... production secretary
Tony Hoffman .... product placement
Greg Holmgren .... location production assistant
Tish Johnson .... assistant accountant: Toronto
Randy Kennedy .... location scout
Teresa Lovegrave .... stand-in
Ernie Malik .... unit publicist
Cheryl Miller .... production coordinator
Mary Nichol .... craft service
Kwame Parker .... production assistant
Rachel E. Prentiss .... production accountant
Paul Prokop .... production coordinator
Phillip L. Rosen .... production attorney
Tanya Shuster .... craft service
Sonya Thompsen .... contract supervisor
Tye Tyukodi .... dog trainer
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... dog trainer
Derek Brady .... location scout (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Karin Costa .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Francois Frey .... press attache (uncredited)
Sean Sobczak .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness" - USA (complete title)
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Rated R for images of horror, and for language
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:18 (video re-rating) | USA:R (certificate #32596)

Did You Know?

John Trent occupies cell number 9 at the asylum, and rents room number 9 at the Pickman Inn in Hobb's End.See more »
Revealing mistakes: (at around 14 mins) When the axe-wielding madman is shot several times by police men, no visible bullet marks are made by the gunfire.See more »
John Trent:I'm not insane, you hear me! I'M NOT INSANE!
Inmate 1:I'm not if he's not!
Inmate 2:Me neither!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV)See more »


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29 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
2/3 brilliant, final third not so brilliant, 24 January 2006
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

It's hard to go deeply into the story of In the Mouth of Madness without spoiling it. It's best to know absolutely nothing at all. That was my experience with this film and I was completely blown away. The story is very original and inventive and also has a good critique about the influences of the horror franchise.

The first 2/3 of the film are masterful, the old John Carpenter seems to have returned at full force. Effortlessly creating a creepy atmosphere, astounding visuals, some gross-out horror combined with a Chandleresque detective mystery, In the Mouth of Madness seems to be competing for the title of Carpenter's best ever film. But the final third is a letdown, the conclusion not satisfactory and the terribly slow pacing kills the momentum so memorably established before.

Still, overall this is one effective horror film made by a master filmmaker. Although it misses the bull's eye, it ranks as the best of Carpenter's later works. He has a good cast to work with here; Sam Neill is terrific in the lead, Jurgen Prochnow is creepy and it's fun to see Charlton Heston in a small role.

For horror fans and Carpenter disciples this film is a must see.

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