In the Mouth of Madness

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: John Carpenter

REVIEWED: 02-09-95

John Carpenter's latest creepfest is a wonderfully playful mind-bender chock full of paranoid fears about mass hysteria and the death of reality. Working from a screenplay by Michael De Luca, the movie gives horror a good name, holding back on blood-'n'-guts in favor of weird, imaginative imagery where white haired beings on bicyles flash through the night, shadows creep up in the cells of insane asylums and figures in paintings turn their heads. Every scene gooses you with a surprise, every dream contains a twist, and Sam Neill, as the skeptical protagonist, makes the journey fun.

--Zachary Woodruff

Other Films by John Carpenter
Escape From L.A.
Halloween
Prince of Darkness
The Thing
They Live
Vampires
Village of the Damned

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