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: MA15+99 minsUSA
ComedyFantasyHorror

Reviews & comments

When is the End?

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
Variety

Variety

press

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

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
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Starts with a bang but quickly loses speed.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

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
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Starts with a bang but quickly loses speed.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0

When is the End?

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