Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Chase Williamson
Rob Mayes
Paul Giamatti.
Directors
Don Coscarelli.
Screenwriters
Don Coscarelli.
Running Time
99 minutes

LATEST FILM REVIEWS
We Are Many
4 Star Empire Rating
A Fuller Life
3 Star Empire Rating
Futuro Beach
4 Star Empire Rating
Tokyo Tribe
2 Star Empire Rating
Honeytrap
2 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Still Alice
5 Star Empire Rating
Les Miserables
5 Star Empire Rating
Duke Of Burgundy, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Whiplash
5 Star Empire Rating
Long Good Friday, The
5 Star Empire Rating

John Dies At The End
Warning: contains spoilers


submit to reddit


Plot
Exorcist investigators Dave (Williamson) and John (Mayes) discover a mind bending new narc called Soy Sauce. Their grasp on reality sounds disappears through the nearest portal.


Review
John Dies At The End
Literal doorknobs. Flying moustaches. A meat monster. Yes, we’re deep in the loopy horror-comedy brain of Phantasm/Bubba Ho-Tep’s Don Coscarelli, here drawing from David Wong’s suitably nutty book. Two slacker “exorcist investigators” (Chase Williamson’s Dave and Rob Mayes’ John) investigate a new street drug called Soy Sauce. The effects? Try some gonzo, inter-dimensional, supernatural weirdness, and all manner of odd powers for our heroes, who must save the world. It gets messy, but John Dies... keeps up the entertainment levels by shooting the rule book, waiting for it to reanimate and shooting it again for luck. Cultdom beckons.


Verdict
Gonzo freakiness in such doses that cult status is practically ensured.


Reviewed by James White

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for John Dies At The End
Empire Star Rating

RE: Good Fun

Two College drop outs John (Rob Mayes) and Dave (Chase Williamson) take a new mind altering drug, nicknamed 'Soy Sauce', what follows is a tale of Exploding Monsters, out of body hallucinations, dismemberment, flying killer moustaches, Hot Dogs turning into mobile phones, possessed Dogs driving Pick Up Trucks, exploding eyeballs and heads, giant killer Spiders..oh and a door handle turing into a large Penis!! ("I'M NOT OPENING THAT DOOR!")At times a mess, but mostly a totally unpredictable h... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by George Vader at 10:40, 04 September 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Good Fun

Watched this tonight on Blu Ray (German release has a fantastic picture), thoroughly enjoyed it, after a few beers found myself laughing a lot. Not read the book so my prior knowledge is minimal but the film is like a David Cronenberg comedy movie, and as good as that might sound. Future cult classic? Maybe... Edit: just watching the extras... Paul Giamatti says "Naked Lunch meets Bill & Ted". So there you go. ... More

Posted by UTB at 23:13, 17 August 2013 | Report This Post


Good Fun

So bloody strange but very entertaining. The acting is top notch! I look forward to seeing Williamson more in the future. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by Turd Ferguson at 14:22, 10 May 2013 | Report This Post


Awful Empire review! Not a mention of the book it's based on, nor how close to source this adaptation sticks!! Shocking!!! Only gripe is that the limited effects budget occassionally shows in a few shots. Otherwise, if you like Douglas Adams type, comical narration with your horror/weirdery, this film is for you! Definitely a cult hit!! Just as good as the book!!! ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by Mr_Haze1810 at 01:23, 23 March 2013 | Report This Post


Plot spoilers

Well go ahead and runin the ending for us why don't you?! ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by Paddy100 at 12:14, 18 March 2013 | Report This Post


Plot spoilers

Well go ahead and runin the ending for us why don't you?! ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by Paddy100 at 12:14, 18 March 2013 | Report This Post



CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Featuring Charlie Cox
The team discuss and dissect the Marvel / Netflix show

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)