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In the Mouth of Madness (Blu-ray)

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Format:  Blu-ray
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 15, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by director John Carpenter and cinematographer Gary B. Kibbe
    • Original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by &
Produced by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I think, therefore you are."--Sutter Cane (Jurgen Prochnow)

"I'm losing me! I'm losing me!"--Linda Styles (Julie Carmen)

"Every species can smell its own extinction. The last ones left won't have a pretty time with it. In ten years, maybe less, the human race will just be a bedtime story for their children. A myth, nothing more."
  - John Trent (Sam Neill)

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 46


User Ratings: 24,440
Rating: 4/5 -- We've all seen monsters and murders on the screen before, but what's terrifying is not understanding the very nature of the reality that you occupy. Full Review
Oct 29, 2018
...It's a nifty idea, and director John Carpenter keeps the story moving....The film has a nice balance of popular and cult appeal...
Feb 6, 1995
Rating: A -- The most simplified stories are often the best's not just an entertaining Twilight Zone-esque film, you can really tell that Carpenter and De Luca were trying to create something different. Full Review
Nov 2, 2018
Rating: 9/10 -- In the Mouth of Madness is another marvelous work of art by John Carpenter, albeit a lesser known work. Full Review
The Blogging Banshee
Nov 1, 2018
This is one of the best Lovecraft adaptations committed to film and it's not even based on any of his works! Full Review
The Movie Sleuth
Nov 6, 2018
...[A] sardonic, increasingly wild-eyed nightmare....Mr. Carpenter has devised himself a cinematic hall of mirrors...
New York Times
Feb 3, 1995
Rating: 4/5 -- This is terror at its most delicious. Full Review
Jul 25, 2001

Product Description:

IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS is John Carpenter's foray into the world of H.P. Lovecraft and surreal horror. An insurance investigator (Sam Neill) is sent to find a missing author, Sutter Cane (Jurgen Prochnow). As he comes closer to finding the author, things start to change around him, and soon nothing is what it seems. Madness seems to be the normal state of things, while reason and sanity have no place in this new world created by the mind of Sutter Cane. Carpenter plays with changing perspective, making the audience aware thay they too are part of the story, and maybe, just maybe, this is not just make believe. The story is very ambitious in its attempt to put a whammy on the viewer's imagination, but the direction is steady and thoughtful enough to pull it off. Sam Neill is superb in the lead role of the only sane man left on Earth, incredulous to the destruction of reality as he knows it. It is his controlled performance that makes the bizarre events in the film threatening and scary. Jurgen Prochnow is deeply creepy as author and madman Sutter Cane, who's imagination is so vivid it is spilling out of his head into the real world. John Carpenter is known for his scary movies, and he does not fail to deliver with IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS.

Plot Synopsis:

When bestselling author Sutter Cane vanishes just before the revisions of his new book are due, John Trent is hired to find him. Taking his cue from Cane's unpublished text, Trent begins his search in Hobb's End--the setting of the gory story. However, Trent soon realizes that the seemingly peaceful New England town is undergoing a frightening transformation--and that Cane's fictional events are rapidly becoming real, in this surreal slice of horror by director John Carpenter.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: Febuary 3, 1995.
  • Some of John Carpenter's favorite films are the Quatermass pictures made by Hammer Studios in the 1960s. As homage to the films, Carpenter named the town Hobb's End in IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS after a town in QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1967).

    The screenplay for IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS was so heavily influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft that the producers gave him a screen credit, even though there is no direct adaptation of any of his works in the film.

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