In the Mouth of Madness
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

This John Carpenter horror movie simultaneously honors and pokes fun at the work of author Stephen King as it depicts a violent and chaotic real world that his been strongly influenced by a horror writer. John Trent, an insurance… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: February 3, 1995
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2000
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A thinking person's horror picture that dares to be as cerebral as it is visceral.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Eventually falls apart because of its erratic plot and gaps in logic.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An oddball homage pic to HP Lovecraft, while at the same time spoofing Stephen King.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

One wonders how In the Mouth of Madness might have turned out if the script had contained even a little more wit and ambition.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Cheesy horror celebrating the power of cheesy horror, while pretending to be appalled.

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Nick Rogers

Despite its otherworldly milieu, "Madness" taps into apocalyptic anxieties about real-world rhetoric - chiefly that it's turning virulent to a point where our collective cultural antibodies can't, or won't, fight off the disease. A fine horror film.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Uninvolving, abysmally scripted horror picture.

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John Hartl

A stylized collection of well-timed shockers, helped along by the contributions of its capable cast.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A memorable masterpiece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Soft like yellow baby poop. Apparently, the only thing worse than being stuck in a hack Sutter Cane story is being stuck in a hack John Carpenter movie.
Mark Walker
After "The Thing" in 1982 and "Prince Of Darkness" in 1987, director John Carpenter completed his self-titled 'Apocalypse trilogy'… More
Phil Hubbs
Now this is your complete John Carpenter experience right here, the perfect type of film for his crazy ass imagination. Everything Carpenter made prior to this… More
Bruce Bruce
What started out as a pretty good film turned into a disaster midway thru the movie. Not much here, but some pretty good special effects and costumes. 2 stars
Greg S
An insurance investigator investigates the disappearance of a bestselling horror novelist whose books have the power to drive men mad. The pioneering… More
El Hombre Invisible
I enjoy this one very much. It didn't do to well at the box office and critics and fans alike have panned this. I've always had a feeling that over… More

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