Published on December 23rd, 2013 | by admin
John Dies at the End Blu-ray Review
Summary: A psychic stoner, a zombie skinhead, a sceptical reporter, interstellar leeches, a drug named Soy Sauce and some truly zany special effects all combine to offer a hallucinogenic and truly unique viewing experience
John Dies at the End
Runtime: 100 min
Reviewer: Simon Black
I like films with self-explanatory titles. The Elephant Man, There Will Be Blood, Hercules Against the Moon Men – you’re getting what it says on the box.
Directed by the criminally overlooked Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep) and starring Paul Giametti, who also acted as Executive Producer, John Dies at the End is a worthy addition to the club, and one of the most mayhem-filled and unashamedly genre-bending horror films of 2012.
A psychic stoner, a zombie skinhead, a sceptical reporter, interstellar leeches, a drug named Soy Sauce and some truly zany special effects all combine to offer a hallucinogenic and truly unique viewing experience. Giametti is excellent alongside his lesser-known co-stars, and though some of the more outré visual gags lack discrimination Coscarelli ultimately manages another solid outing on a shoestring budget.
Bolstered by an hour of truly worthwhile bonus features and a Commentary track from the film’s director, producer and stars, the Blu-ray release of John Dies at the End is a must for those who like their sci fi/horror/comedy/monster movies thought-provoking and truly twisted.
– Audio Commentary
– Fangoria Interview with Paul Giametti
– Deleted Scenes
– Making of Documentary
– Effects Featurette
– Casting Sessions