John Dies at the End – Movie Review (2012)

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John_Dies_At_The_End_posterJohn Dies at the End (2012)

It takes a lot for me to laugh at a modern comedy, but in the first 10 minutes of this film I was hysterical. Let me give you the run-down. A girl calls John who calls David (our main character) about a spirit in her home. David and John go to investigate, they discover the girl is actually the spirit, they shoot at her, a freezer opens up and an assortment of meat products assemble into Lady Gaga at the music awards, doorknobs turn to dicks, John calls a spiritual guru, Dr. Albert Marconi, on the cell phone, lets him talk to the evil demon personally – meat gets cooked!

From there it’s ‘down the rabbit hole” style chaos, and a comedic maze of a plot, that is somehow easy to follow. Some black drug from Planet-X causes David to see things that he shouldn’t be able to see and the tale escalates into a spiritual slugfest of good vs. evil. I can’t explain too much more because it would seem so ridiculous and you would probably disregard this film. You should watch this!

Directed by John Coscarelli (Phantasm) and written by David Wong, who shares the same name as the main character, it is filled with thought provoking existential questions, such as; Do you ever wonder why sometimes you see a single shoe alongside the road? And, What’s it like to go crazy? You just feel regular as the rest of the world goes crazy around you…

This is the funniest horror-comedy since Shawn of the Dead. It is a horror, subgenre: bizzaro, comedy, action, adventure movie, and a lot of fun to watch.

13 thoughts on “John Dies at the End – Movie Review (2012)

  1. Maybe if I was stoned or drunk out of my mind this movie would have been amazing, but as a sober dude; it was okay enough for a simple watch. Nothing more, really. Good review.

  2. Just added it to my Queue on Netflix. Will watch it later and let ya know what I thought!
    I could use some laughs right now:)

  3. Didn’t Coscarelli also make Bubba Ho-Tep? I watched the trailer in the cinema last week and was thrilled with this title, can’t wait to see it 🙂

  4. Pingback: Now streaming on Netflix, the Horror, the Horror…Halloween edition | parlor of horror

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