cast: Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, David Warner, Peter Jason
director: John Carpenter
Decent mindtrip/horror about a insurance investigator, Sam Neill, thrust in a maniacal maze involving a famous writer's books turning the readers into lunatics, including himself. Seeming at first like a gimmick from the author's promotional department, including stuffy editor Julie Carmen who joins Neill to a small town the author writes about (like Stephen King's Castle Rock) where so many strange things happen it's hard to keep up with the "madness", you'll never get bored trying to figure what's real, a nightmare, or both at the same time. John Carpenter's direction keeps the viewer interested, although the barrage of special effects can get tiresome.