BEHOLD THE GLORIOUSLY INSANE TRAILER FOR JOHN DIES AT THE END! ALL BOW DOWN BEFORE ITS SURREAL MIGHT!
Ahem, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let me just say that we might be witnessing the beginning of the apocalypse. John Dies at the End, based on a book by Cracked.com senior editor David Wong (and starring a character called David Wong…coincidence?!), is just so bizarre, so utterly unlike any kind of conventional movie, that I’m beginning to think it’s going to turn out to be like that book that made everybody go mad in In the Mouth of Madness, or “La Fin Absolut Du Monde” from the Cigarette Burns episode of Masters of Horror. Which, of course, means that I’m totally excited to see it. Giddy with excitement, even! Bubba Ho-Tep, Don Coscarelli’s previous movie, is one of my all-time favourites, and this looks to be one of the craziest and coolest follow-ups ever. Here’s a plot synopsis…
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.
But see, even that doesn’t seem like it really does it justice – I recommend reading the Cracked interview with the real David Wong by clicking here. What I can tell you for certain is this: the movie has Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown and Doug Jones, which automatically makes it wicked, and it comes out in 2012.