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I think, therefore you are.
~ Sutter Cane
Do you read Sutter Cane?
~ An echoing phrase throughout the film

Sutter Cane is the main antagonist of the 1994 horror movie In the Mouth of Madness and he is the third villain in John Carpenter's Apocalyptic Trilogy.

He was portrayed by Jürgen Prochnow.


Sutter Cane was a horror writer in the vain of HP Lovecraft and Stephen King. His stories followed similar themes and motifs, usually taking place in New England and involving eldritch abominations coming to earth and causing destruction. Cane's works became the most popular in the world, being translated into 18 languages and selling over a billion copies. As they became more popular, his readers started becoming paranoid schizophrenics and psychopaths.

Before the release of his novel, In the Mouth of Madness, Sutter Cane went missing as part of a publicity stunt. To give the stunt plausibility, his publishing company filed an insurance claim and sent investigator John Trent to find him. As it turned out, Sutter Cane's novels had a map hidden across the illustrations on the soft-cover editions, leading to a piece of farmland in the middle of New Hampshire. Upon entering the town, Trent found it was inhabited by Cane's various fictional works, eventually discovering it was the fictional town Hobb's End from Hobb's End Horror.

Cane was inside an old church, writing on his typewriter. As it turned out, Cane was only a conduit for the various abominations he wrote of, and had never actually invented any of them. Cane's only means of keeping them at bay was writing stories about them, and even that was beginning to fail. Cane eventually tore his town apart like the page of a book, leading to the destrcution of the town.

Sutter Cane returns, however, and has now become God by having so many believe in him. After this, Sutter Cane sets to work on destroying society and creating horror throughout the world.


  • Sutter Cane is the final villain of John Carpenters Apocalyptic trilogy, with The Thing being the first, and Satan and the Anti-God being the second.
  • Sutter Cane states that his favorite color is blue. Coincidence or not, every shot of a person's eyes in the movie portrays them with blue eyes.
  • Sutter Cane is based off of Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft.
  • His surname, "Cane", is a variation of Caïn in English.
  • he also has some kind of demon like creature in the back of his head but its only seen once.
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