John Dies at the End

John Dies at the End

John Dies at the End

Premiering at Sundance and playing in both TIFF and SXSW, this fantasy-comedy-horror from the director of Bubba Ho-Tep brings David Wong’s far-out book to the screen, complete with dimension-shifting drugs, zombies, a red meat monster and Paul Giamatti. Oh, and spoiler alert: John dies at the end.

It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit - on the street they call it Soy Sauce. Its users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.

2012Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language and horror99 minsUSA
ComedyFantasyHorror
80%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A thoroughly unpredictable horror-comedy -- and an immensely entertaining one, too.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

The "wackiness" (scare quotes included) is mostly ceaseless and tiresome, from the ravenous zombie neo-Nazi that leads things off to the Galaxy Quest rejects that figure in the movie's annoyingly anticlimactic finale.

1.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's a ridiculous, preposterous, sometimes maddening experience, but also kind of a blast.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Starts with a bang but quickly loses speed.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Gonzo freakiness in such doses that cult status is practically ensured.

3.0
0

John Dies at the End Laugh a minute splatter horridy. I loved it, right from the begining, even the name got me. Imagine if I told you in details about a dream you had last night, how that would blow your mind, this film does that. This truely was a crazy film combination of 'Constatine', 'Butterfly Effect', 'Evil Dead', 'Naked Lunch', and 'Tucker & Dale vs...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A thoroughly unpredictable horror-comedy -- and an immensely entertaining one, too.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The "wackiness" (scare quotes included) is mostly ceaseless and tiresome, from the ravenous zombie neo-Nazi that leads things off to the Galaxy Quest rejects that figure in the movie's annoyingly anticlimactic finale.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's a ridiculous, preposterous, sometimes maddening experience, but also kind of a blast.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Starts with a bang but quickly loses speed.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Gonzo freakiness in such doses that cult status is practically ensured.

3.0
0

John Dies at the End Laugh a minute splatter horridy. I loved it, right from the begining, even the name got me. Imagine if I told you in details about a dream you had last night, how that would blow your mind, this film does that. This truely was a crazy film combination of 'Constatine', 'Butterfly Effect', 'Evil Dead', 'Naked Lunch', and 'Tucker & Dale...

5.0
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