YMMV: In the Mouth of Madness

  • Critical Dissonance: Critics gave this film an average reception, receiving only 47% on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans and viewers called it Carpenter's best film of The '90s, receiving 71% on the website.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In this movie, a Stephen King expy reveals that his novels are just him channeling the wishes of an eldritch being. A decade later, the real King wrote himself into his Dark Tower series, claiming that his novels are just him channeling the wishes of an eldritch being.
  • Jerk Stu: Trent is deliberately set up like this in order to be knocked down.
  • Memetic Mutation: The "Did I ever tell you my favorite color is blue" scene is a minor meme on the net.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Jürgen Prochnow and Charlton Heston, both of whom have only a few minutes of screen time. David Warner and John Glover may also qualify.
  • Paranoia Fuel:
    • Your life could be a product of an insane author. The color of your eyes are just his favorite color.
    • The movie adaptation of the Sutter Cane's book that slowly makes you insane and turns you into a monster? You just watched it.
  • Retroactive Recognition: The paper boy who Trent meets after he leaves Hobb's End? Yep, that's Hayden Christensen.
  • Special Effect Failure: Linda's bloody tears.