In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

Horror helmer John Carpenter is behind this painfully slow story of a
hard-boiled insurance investigator (Sam Neill) trying to track down a
missing Stephen King-sort (Jurgen Prochnow).  The I.I. believes the
disappearance to be a publicity stunt, until he ends up trapped in the
author's fictional town.

The premise is great, but Carpenter's pacing is all wrong.  He doesn't
even frame the story very well.  Neill does what he can with a very
unappealing character.  He's no fun to watch.  A better mystery might be
to figure out how John Glover, David Warner, and Charleton Heston (!)
were corralled into this mess.

Grade: C-

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