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In the Mouth of Madness

Michael Blyth


Somewhat overlooked upon its initial release in 1995, John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness has since developed a healthy cult reputation. But far more than simply a fan favourite, this closing instalment of the acclaimed director's self-described “apocalypse trilogy” (following The Thing and Prince Of Darkness) stands today as one of his most thematically complex and stylistically audacious pieces of work. The story of an insurance investigator drawn into the supposedly fictional universe of a best-selling horror novelist, the film is an extension of many recurring themes found in Carpente ... More

Keywords: John Carpenter, insurance investigator, horror film, horror literature, horror genre, In the Mouth of Madness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325406
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325406.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Blyth, author
BFI London Film Festival