John Carpenter’s In The Mouth of Madness is a really odd movie in that the more you view it, the better it gets (which is curious, considering the story).
It revolves around an insurance investigator, John Trent (Sam Neill), who’s hired to find a missing author, Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow, who combines the prolificness of Steven King with the Cthulhu mythos of H.P. Lovecraft, essentially).
The movie thematically speaking revolves around a pretty interesting idea, namely the world is how we see it because enough of us believe that to be the case.
But what happens when people begin to change their minds as to the nature of reality?
If you’re talking about a few people? Well, they’re just crazy.
But what if you’re talking about millions? Billions? Would reality as we know it shift to the perspective of the majority, no matter how horrific?
It’s a really interesting question.