When you’re drumming up interest in a picture like writer/director Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End, you’ve got to have a red-band trailer. How else are you going to explain to people that this cult classic in the making has legions of topless women in weird masks, gratuitous bloody violence, hellish creatures that eat men whole and a walking, talking meat monster? I mean, I guess you could just say that, but it wouldn’t be nearly as effective.
The picture stars Paul Giamatti, Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Jonny Weston and Fabianne Therese. Look for John Dies at the End on demand starting December 27th with a theatrical release on January 25th. Hit the jump to watch the new red-band trailer.
You ever have a bad trip and come back down to Earth as a hero who is expected to save the world? Well that’s what happens to the title character in John Dies at the End, the new horror comedy from writer/director Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep). If you like Coscarelli’s prior works, you know what you’re in for in this new trailer.
The picture stars Paul Giamatti, Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Jonny Weston and Fabianne Therese. Look for John Dies at the End on demand starting December 28th with a theatrical release on January 25th. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
Earlier this year, Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at The End had its unofficial premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and word following that screening suggested that Coscarelli had crafted another runaway cult hit much like the director’s previous cult hit, Bubba Ho-Tep. Based on a novel of the same name by former internet presence David Wong, John Dies at The End was supposedly fast, funny, hallucinogenic, and creepy in all the ways that Coscarelli has proved himself adept at being over the years. Based on this hype, I was very much looking forward to the flick’s (now official) world premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Did it live up to the hype? Find out below, my gentle Collider readers…
While earlier this month the line-up for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival was announced, the fest has added four more films to the fest. Predisposed, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, and Tracy Morgan will screen as part of the Premieres line-up and John Dies at the End starring Paul Giamatti, Chase Williamson, and Rob Mayes has been added to the Park City at Midnight line-up. Additionally, This Must Be the Place starring Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, and Judd Hirsch and Oslo, August 31st starring Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, and Ingrid Olava will screen as part of the Spotlight line-up.
Hit the jump to check out the first images from the films as well as a brief synopsis for each. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th. Click here for all our coverage.
The teaser trailer for the horror comedy John Dies at the End has gone online. It’s the new flick from Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli and it’s got great actors like Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, and Doug Jones (who surprisingly is not in make-up) in the cast. But after watching this teaser trailer, I still have no idea what the movie is about beyond the protagonist tripping balls. There’s apparently a new intravenous drug with the street name “Soy Sauce” because of its black color, and it causes crazy hallucinations. I guess it’s tougher to explain than “Old Elvis fights the Mummy”.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer along with the official synopsis, which also doesn’t provide any clarification on the plot.