Just a reminder that Revfest is tomorrow, I hope you guys are able to come out. Onward to day 6 of our 31 days of Halloween. I’m calling this Freaky Friday because the selection for today is one that will mess with your head a little bit.
John Carpenter is one of my all time favorite directors. In 1994, he created what is in my opinion one of the greatest Lovecraftian horror films: In the Mouth of Madness. While this story is not based on any of the H.P. Lovecraft’s works, the film captures the essence of what makes Lovecraftian horror so great: an overwhelming sense of insignificance and the fear of things from outside our realm.
Sam Neil plays an insurance investigator that is hired to locate a missing horror novelist. The fun starts when Sam Neil finds a small town that doesn’t exist except for in the author’s work. Ripe with people transforming into monstrosities and tentacle monsters and a pervading sense of reality beyond our conception, In the Mouth of Madness is a must see for fans of Carpenter, Lovecraft, or good horror.
Click the cover below to pick up your copy of this masterpiece and read on for the synopsis.
Synopsis: Sutter Cane (Jurgen Prochnow, The Seventh Sign) is the best-selling author whose newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When he inexplicably vanishes, his publisher (Academy Award winner Charlton Heston*) sends special investigator John Trent (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park, Dead Calm) to track him down. Drawn to a town that exists only in Cane’s books, Trent crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape. Inspired by the tales of H.P. Lovecraft, this shocking story is, in the words of it’s acclaimed director, “horror beyond description!”