John Dies at the End | Chicago Reader

John Dies at the End

Rated R 99 minutes 2013

Ten years after the cult favorite Bubba Ho-Tep—in which an elderly JFK and Elvis Presley bust out of their nursing home to battle an Egyptian mummy—writer-director Don Coscarelli returns with another eccentric horror comedy, this one adapted from a web-serial-cum-novel by David Wong. Unfortunately, the heroes this time around are much more generic, a pair of eye-rolling slackers familiarly typed as the cautious one and his wild, corrupting buddy, and the premise, involving a sinister narcotic called Soy Sauce, owes a heavy debt to William S. Burroughs. Things look up whenever Paul Giamatti, who also served as executive producer, appears onscreen as a rumpled (what else) journalist who figures into the kids' scheming; and there are some cool special-effects sequences (in one scene a character suddenly breaks down into a swarm of cockroaches).

Film Credits

Director: Don Coscarelli

Producer: Brad Baruh, Don Coscarelli, Andy Meyers, Roman Perez, Paul Giamatti, Daniel Carey and Dac Coscarelli

Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Tai Bennett, Allison Weissman, Fabianne Therese, Jonny Weston and Jimmy Wong

Show Times

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for John Dies at the End


Showing 1-1 of 1

Current Rating
2.8 out of 5

Add a review


Select a star to rate.