USA, 2012 (MIFF 2013, Night Shift)
Director: Don Coscarelli
"Joyously heterodox in its method, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mélange of sci-fi, black comedy, and action, with disquieting body-horror sight gags that at times recall David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch." – Slate
Slacker Dave heads to a restaurant to tell his impossible story to a journalist. It's a story that involves time-travelling, space-faring conspiracies, addictive soy sauce, dimensional portals, telekinesis, demons, murderous insects and a golden retriever named Bark Lee. And that's just for starters.
Horror legend Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) returns to the big screen with an adaptation of Cracked.com editor Jason Pargin's massively popular novel written under the pseudonym David Wong. Featuring a cast including Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown, John Dies at the End wowed audiences at the Sundance and Toronto film festivals, securing its status as an instant genre classic.
"Walking out of John Dies At The End I was seized with an enormous certainty that the film I just watched will become an enormous, long-lived cult film." – Badass Digest
D/S Don Coscarelli P Brad Baruh, Don Coscarelli, Andy Meyers, Roman Perez Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2012
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