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John Dies at the End

Posted in Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2018 by Mystery Man


It’s a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and 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

What people are saying:

“Some will find the darkly funny, genre-bending incoherence of John Dies at the End charming; some will feel its zany antics and gore lead to an unsatisfying payoff” 3 1/2 stars

“The saving grace of John Dies at the End is undoubtedly its manic storytelling: the energy and pacing of scenes give the movie the impression of being told on the spot (which is of course what the framing device intends).” 4 stars

“I stopped taking notes when the woman disintegrated into a ball of writhing snakes.” 2 1/2 stars

“If you’re familiar with the book, you’ll know how bonkers this story was going to be. They did a good job of cutting out the unnecessary parts of the book to write the screenplay. I think if they would have had a bigger budget, certain things would have looked better. That was my main gripe.” 4 stars

“I really wanted to like this movie. It is that kind of movie that almost forces you to like it but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The beginning of this movie was quite exciting as it reflected the true spirit of the book and some of that felt a bit lost by the end. Nevertheless this movie stands alone among all the other modern cookie cutter movies that sink to the bowels of Netflix (if they’re lucky), this film takes it’s genre bending, zany antics, original storyline and impending doom of B-movie constraints and uses them all to it’s advantage. I hope the sequel “This Book is Full of Spiders” is made into a film adaptation as well with Williamson and Mayes back on the bill.” 3 1/2 stars