Notable Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones, Angus Scrimm
Don Coscarelli has always been a favorite here at Blood Brothers, but when he announced he would be adapting the book "John Dies At The End" into a film I was a little dumbfounded. What about "Phantasm V?" But one has to have faith, particularly when it's the director of "Phantasm" and "Bubba Ho-Tep." This faith did pay off and "John Dies At The End" ends up being one of the best comedies I've seen recently...and one generally fucked up movie that comes off as a quirky send up of "The Naked Lunch."
David (Williamson) has had an odd life thus far. He's been taking a drug called Soy Sauce that allows him to have heightened 'senses' - including senses that allow him to see/communicate through alternate dimensions, time, and combat some supernatural elements. It wasn't always like this for him and his best friend John (Mayes) so he decides the world needs to know. He plans to tell a reporter (Giamatti) the entire story of how he came to be where he is now.
|New Coscarelli film? Yes please!|
To try and analyze this film with logic and cohesive thought is likely to give you an instant stroke. Normally, this is a horrible thing to say about a film. In the case of "John Dies At The End", its a damn act of genius. For whatever reason, perhaps I was just in the mood, I was able to just 'go with it.' If you don't though, expect the film to go for it without you. "John Dies" has everything one would scoff at. Inter-dimensional invasions, characters who call from beyond the grave, mysterious invisible giant insects, time travel, living drugs, bombs, car wrecks, exploding heads, possessed meat monsters, and psychic dogs. It's all wrapped up in one big bag of "WTF" that works much better than I would have ever expected.
|I want one!|
|I hope this becomes a cosplay regular at horror fests...|
Written By Matt Reifschneider