The more that comes out about Don Coscarelli’s “John Dies at the End”, the more awesome it seems, and this includes the new red band trailer. This manic video makes the movie look as freaky and batshit crazy as it needs to be.
Based on the novel of the same name by David Wong, the story follows a pair of slacker losers, turned paranormal exorcists, who must save the world. A new drug called soy sauce has hit the streets, and makes users zip back and forth between times, places and dimensions.
I’m reading the book right now, and it’s one of those stories that as you move forward, you can’t imagine how someone could possibly transfer it to film. But in the hands of Coscarelli, it seems they’ve found the ideal filmmaker to capture the gleeful dementia and snarky sense of humor of the source material. He is the guy behind “Bubba Ho Tep” after all.
Basically, “John Dies at the End” should to be a damn fine time. There are undead corpses, exploding fake Rastafarians, and a giant meat monster. Yeah, shit’s gonna get weird up in here.
“John Dies at the End” stars Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, and Glynn Turman. Coscarelli’s latest debuts on demand December 27, then opens in theaters on January 25, 2013.