In the Mouth of Madness

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): John Carpenter
Production: New Line Home Entertainment
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

even more|of your destroyed articles.

Miss Palminteri?

Miss Rosa Palminteri.

A word of advice.

You want to pull a scam,|don't make your wife a partner.

lf you do...

don'tfuck around|behind her back.

Trent, beautiful.

Everybody says you got the best|nose for a con in the business.

But to see itfirsthand, l mean,|to watch you work...

is incredible.

Well, it wasn't hard, Robby.

The guy's wife liked me.

Besides, he was an amateur.

lt's too easy with amateurs.

You try to figure out who's|professional and who isn't.

That's when it gets fun,|when you run into a pro.

You know, most of my salesmen...

couldn't sniff out|a phony claim...

if their noses|were nailed to it, but you...

man,you never miss.

What's to miss?

You learn to expect the worst|in people, and you get it.

Everyone's looking|to play an angle.

l'm always there|to clean up the mess.

l'll tell you what.

You stop freelancing,|join my staff.

l'll make it worth your while.

Forget it, Robby.

l'm my own man.|Nobody pulls my strings.

l'm independent, l'm happy.

Well, be my man one more time.

l'm having quite|a difficult mess with Arcane.

The publishing house?

Yeah, my biggest account.

They justfiled a claim|that cost me millions.

l want you on this right away.

What's the claim?

Sutter Cane is missing.


Sutter Cane.

Do you read Sutter Cane?


Horror writer Sutter Cane--

a harmless pop phenomenon...

or a deadly mad prophet|of the printed page?

This was the scene today|outside several city bookstores.

Police believe|the riots began...

because the stores|could not meet the demand...

for advance orders|of Sutter Cane's latest novel...

''ln the Mouth of Madness.''

When does fiction|become religion?

And are his fans dangerous?

Only if you count axes.

ln related news,there were|eighteen other stores...

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Michael De Luca

Michael De Luca (born August 13, 1965) is an American film producer and screenwriter. The former president of production at both New Line Cinema and DreamWorks, De Luca has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Picture. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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