This movie is sure to drive you crazy! An insurance investigator is sent to the small town of Hobb’s End to investigate the recent disappearance of an uber-successful horror author. The investigator arrives, believing that the mystery is simply a publicity stunt, but once he’s spent a little time in the east-coast town, he starts to see that things are actually much more perilous than that. It seems like life is beginning to imitate art…
Fun & Freaky Facts:
• The character of the horror author who’s gone missing is said to be based on Stephen King, a friend of director John Carpenter’s. Ironically, in the movie there’s a line that describes the author as being “more popular than Stephen King.”
• The car keys that Julie Carmen swallows when Sam Neill’s character is trying to escape town, were made out of pasta.
• Hobb is an old word, which was once used to refer to the Devil.