Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

Director: John Carpenter

Writer: Michael De Luca

Composers: John Carpenter, Jim Lang

Starring: Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jurgen Prochnow, David Warner, John Glover, Bernie Casey, Peter Jason, Charlton Heston, Frances Bay, Wilhelm von Homburg, Hayden Christensen

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Lived Any Good Books Lately?

Plot: An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Maybe.

At first I wasn't diggin' Sam Neill's performance.  He seemed awkward in the role that is until the shit starts getting weird and his character's tone changed from flippant to serious.  I'm not sure if I really liked the movie, though.  On one hand it's got a wonderful premise and there's a lot of great imagery with lots of weird shit going on.  But on the other, it drags on and on until the last twenty minutes when it picks up steam and stays interesting as shit until the credits roll.  I think I'm going to give this one another watch in a few years and see how I feel about it then.  It's the kind of picture I really want to like but it didn't grab my by the former short and curlies this go 'round.

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