In the Mouth of Madness Reviews

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September 7, 2011
April 4, 2011
July 25, 2001
This is terror at its most delicious.
February 13, 2001
A thinking person's horror picture that dares to be as cerebral as it is visceral.
January 1, 2000
One wonders how In the Mouth of Madness might have turned out if the script had contained even a little more wit and ambition.
January 1, 2000
Uninvolving, abysmally scripted horror picture.
March 29, 2019
This is one of those self- referential horror movies that gets buried alive in an avalanche of clever special effects and an incredible imploding plot.
November 6, 2018
This is one of the best Lovecraft adaptations committed to film and it's not even based on any of his works!
November 2, 2018
The most simplified stories are often the best ones...it's not just an entertaining Twilight Zone-esque film, you can really tell that Carpenter and De Luca were trying to create something different.
November 2, 2018
In the Mouth of Madness is another marvelous work of art by John Carpenter, albeit a lesser known work.
November 1, 2018
Filmmaker Carpenter, working from Michael De Luca's screenplay, kicks John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness with a striking (and engrossing) in-media-res opening that immediately captures the viewer's interest and attention...
October 29, 2018
[The] movie has a lot to say about the dangers of cultural obsession and what happens when you give yourself over to the creators you idolize.
October 29, 2018
We've all seen monsters and murders on the screen before, but what's terrifying is not understanding the very nature of the reality that you occupy.
September 7, 2018
In the Mouth of Madness features some notable special effects and maintains some of its unsettling atmosphere thanks to its subversive, cerebral ideas.
August 8, 2018
While it's more ambitious than most Carpenter works from this period, it's not any more satisfying.
July 24, 2018
Chillingly blurs the lines between truth and fantasy, between logic and the malevolently illogical.
May 18, 2016
An oddball homage pic to HP Lovecraft, while at the same time spoofing Stephen King.
October 29, 2015
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.
April 4, 2011
A memorable masterpiece.
April 22, 2010
Finely attuned to the disquieting realm of the irrational.
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