In The Mouth Of Event Horizon

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Reality isn't what it used to be...
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Original Release Date:
1994
Original Running Time:
95
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Fanedit Running Time:
94
Time Cut:
11
Time Added:
10
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Brief Synopsis:
In this fanedit, Sutter Cane's latest novel is "In the Mouth of Event Horizon". Many of the delusions and horror elements experienced and observed by the main characters in "In the Mouth of Madness" are replaced by similar scenes and images from the movie "Event Horizon".
Intention:
Besides starring the same leading actor, 'In the Mouth of Madness' and 'Event Horizon' have many similar elements (escape through tunnel, monsters attacking, etc). My intention was to show that the main storyline of 'In the Mouth of Madness' could be maintained (and even enhanced) through insertion of a large number of 'Event Horizon' Easter Eggs.
Release Information:
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  • Digital
Editing Details:
There are 2 primary types of edit made to produce this fanmix.
1. A shift between the movies. Generally, anytime Trent falls asleep, has a delusion, or is otherwise mentally overwhelmed, he transitions from one movie into the other for a brief period of time.
2. Many individual horror elements are replaced using a variety of special effects techniques in order to have the 'Event Horizon' world invade the world of 'In the Mouth of Madness'.
Cuts and Additions:
Opening Credits:
-Inserted new on-screen text
-Inserted Event Horizon core clips
-Cut closeups of “Coming Soon: In the Mouth of Madness” on book jacket

Asylum:
-Edited “you haven’t read it yet” montage to include EH frames
-Inserted a trimmed version of Sam Neill exiting the stasis tank on EH

Diner:
-Cut a scene before this scene with Neill investigating another unrelated case

Neill’s home:
-Cut newscaster referencing “In the Mouth of Madness”
-Cut unnecessary tv background talk at end of scene

Publisher’s Office:
-Cut some closeups of the coffee cup that are too easily readible.

Alley:
-Shortened scene to remove the cop beating the bum, which is no longer needed due to edits to next scene.

Reading:
-Replaced dream sequences with EH clips
-Removed the double wake up jump scare
-Inserted/Edited the falling asleep and waking up audio cues

Stiles Driving
-This scene was previously very long with ~6 different weird or scary things happening which was far more than needed. The number and length were cut in half to move the story along faster.
-Replaced the cyclist with the EH spaceship in windshield, side window, and rear view mirror
-Removed the crash since it’s too early for Trent to start seeing weird things, better if it’s only Stiles for awhile.
-Edited bridge montage to include the EH engine room tunnel

Check-in
-Replaced painting using masks, motion tracking, and various color/effects to make it look like a painting and not just screenshots.

Church
-Rotoscoped EH’s Justin (who was captured in the opening credits) in place of little Johnny (the dad’s look of confusion is admittedly justifiable, it’s a pretty weird sight.)

Inn
-More artwork special effects, painting moved off the wall.

Kids
-I did nothing to this scene because “today is mommy’s day” is the corniest, most stereotypical horror line in the whole movie...so it had to stay.

Trent reading in bed:
-trimmed scene to remove legible ItMoM text.
-edit Linda in church to remove an out of place sound effect from source material.

The book:
-Edited first page text to show correct title, motion tracked for camera motion.
-Edited montage to instead show the fate of the Event Horizon’s original crew
-Removed rescue crew footage and dialogue from the EH clips

Lobby:
-More artwork special effects

Inn Basement:
-replaced the old lady as a monster in the basement with the surgical room of Event Horizon, and associated gore.

Bar:
-Mixed in footage of Trent using EH as an escape from unbearable parts of this reality.

Car ride out of town:
-Inserted to EH clips of Neill’s internal monologue, being trapped. Glow matching between the 2 films..

Confession:
-Edited the montage to insert scenes of his dead wife from EH, foreshadowing her importance, and suggesting he’s “not seeing” or blocking something out of his memory.
-Shortly after “All done”, removed Sutter Cane saying ItMoM.

Tunnel:
-Interspersed the escape through the tunnel with the EH tunnel escape

Motel:
-Edited book title, tracked with camera bouncing

Bus:
-replaced blue bus false wakeup with the EH maintenance tunnels, which were retinted from green to blue
-This EH clip is made much scarier by using some ItMoM background surround sound instead of the EH music.

Alley:
-replaced the background poster, rotoscope/motion tracking

Publisher’s Office:
-Cropped frames where ItMoM was easily readable

Bookstore Mob:
-Cropped frames where ItMoM was easily readable
-Cut audio of announcers mentioning ItMoM.

Asylum:
-Inserted the source of Trent’s torment, his wife’s suicide from EH, which he finally remembers/unblocks.
-Right when he think’s he’s gonna be ok, combined and inserted Neill’s EH declaration of going to hell
-Note - Left a clear image of Laurence Fishburne that is out of place and potentially confusing for a viewer, who’s this guy, why’s he there. This is purely an easter egg. He’s a co-star and deserved to be in this movie somewhere, even though his character was cut.

Outside Theater:
-trimmed the beginning of this scene to avoid showing the huge curved marquee which had a very difficult to remove ItMoM sign.
-Inserted 3 different posters and banners using motion tracking, masks, and rotoscoping. In the Mouth of Event Horizon blu-ray cover is used as basis for a poster, the Fanedit.org banner is used as a marquee banner, and my previous edit The West Wing: The 25th Amendment also has its poster in the background.

Inside Theater:
-Edited montage to include EH clips
-Changed final seconds to end the movie in EH instead of ItMoM.

Closing Credits:
-Inserted “Fanedited by RollWave” scrolling credit
Cover art by RollWave (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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The wait is over, I finally got a hold of this. I enjoyed the original, In the Mouth of Madness, which this edit is largely based upon, however I found Event Horizon to be a fairly weak film with but with great visuals and horror moments. Therefore, I was very intrigued by the idea behind this fanedit, which essentially replaces the dreams and "in-book scenes" from ItMoM with scenes from Event Horizon. The end result is remarkable. The chosen scenes flow suprisingly well within the narrative of ItMoM; the placement of these scenes was very well chosen. I won't spoil anything here. The editing on display here is highly skillful, much more so than you get from most fanedits, as it is not simply a case of ItMoM playing for a while, then switching to Event Horizon, and then back - but rather, scenes and imagery from Event Horizon is actually edited into ItMoM so that the final product feels like a single unified work.

One very minor point, at 1hr 27, the cinema scene of Trent waking up is the original and not the Event Horizon replacement. But that only lasts for a moment.

Overall, I have been looking forward to watching this edit for a number of years, and can safely say the hype paid off. Thank you to That One Guy for sharing this, and thank you to RollWave for making such an impressive piece of work. It's a shame he's not around these boards anymore as both this and The Boy Who Never Lived are very technically impressive and I'd be fascinated to see what else he could make.
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Besides one particular case of noticeable rotoscoping, this edit is very well made from a visual and audio perspective. I really have no complaints there. However, I was disappointed by this edit. It was partly my own fault for forgetting how its IFDB page describes it since I just put it on my watchlist a while ago, so I was surprised how much this was just "In the Mouth of Madness" with scattered shots and scenes from "Event Horizon." While these additions are not jarring and actually feel mostly in place in the movie, they don't add much if anything at all. Add that to the fact that "In the Mouth of Madness" was not a movie I loved in the first place, and we have an unfortunate combination. All that said, I applaud the editor for the effort they put in to this!

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This is an inspired fanedit! "In The Mouth of Madness" is a wonderful film, Carpenter's last great movie, and while this edit doesn't try to replace it, it gives it a fun new twist. There are a couple niggles, points that the rotoscoping/motion-tracking looked too obvious or slightly twitchy, but the majority of the work is solid and impressive. Recommended for horror fans.

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The idea of In the Mouth of Event Horizon, I think, sounds good on paper but in practice didn't work as well as I'd hoped. Both films star Sam Neill, and both movies focus on his characters descent into madness, but that's where the similarities end.

It was basically watching In the Mouth of Madness with bits of Event Horizon sprinkled in. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it begs the question as to why? If it doesn't improve and/or change the narrative I'm not sure what the point was, and this edit accomplishes neither. The shots from Event Horizon don't add anything to Carpenter's film.

That's not to say this is a bad edit. The video and audio quality are fine and I didn't notice any cuts. The special effect changes were really well done and to be honest I was quite impressed by them. That said, I didn't feel like I was watching anything different than "In the Mouth of Madness".

I'm happy I watched this fanedit, I enjoyed it, though I feel the narrative suffered from the inclusion of "Event Horizon" since it didn't really add anything.

Do I recommend the edit? Sure. Why not? But I don't think it's one I need to see again.

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