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In JOHN DIES AT THE END, it’s all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. 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 (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), 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.

Adapted from David Wong’s audacious trans-genre horror novel, JOHN DIES AT THE END is written and directed by Don Coscarelli (BUBBA HO-TEP) and also stars Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Paul Giamatti.


Directed and Written for the Screen by
Don Coscarelli

Produced by
Brad Baruh
Don Coscarelli

Produced by
Andy Meyers
Roman Perez

Based on the Story by
David Wong

Executive Producers
Paul Giamatti
Daniel Carey

Director of Photography
Michael Gioulakis

Production Designer
Todd Jeffery

Music Composed By
Brian Tyler

Editing by
Donald Milne
Don Coscarelli

Costume Design by
Shelley Kay

Aaron Godfred
Joshua Lewin

Executive Producer
Dac Coscarelli


Chase Williamson

Rob Mayes

Clancy Brown

Glynn Turman

Doug Jones

Daniel Roebuck

Fabianne Therese

Jonny Weston

Allison Weissman

Jimmy Wong
Tai Bennett

Ethan Erickson
Pranidhi Varshney

and Paul Giamatti
as Arnie Blondestone


“IT JUST MIGHT RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN ABSURDITY. It’s a ridiculous, preposterous, sometimes maddening experience, but also kind of a blast. It lets go of all sense in a way that is at once exhilarating and weirdly moving.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

“DON COSCARELLI IS ONE OF THE GENUINE UNDERAPPRECIATED GENIUSES OF AMERICAN CINEMA. A thoroughly deranged, time-stretching, alternate-universe, hallucinatory horror-comedy.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“IF YOU LIKE YOUR COMEDY BLACK, YOUR HORRORS CRIMSON AND YOUR MOVIES TWISTED JUST SLIGHTLY OFF THEIR AXIS, THIS IS THE MOVIE FOR YOU. And Don Coscarelli, if you haven't learned it yet, is a name you'll really want to remember.” – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

“I LOVED IT. An everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mélange of sci-fi, black comedy, and action.” – Dana Stevens, Slate

“IT COULD BE AN ALL-TIME CLASSIC. I’m a big fan.” – Luke Y. Thompson, Topless Robot

A PUNK ROCK GHOSTBUSTERS BY WAY OF H.P. LOVECRAFT. Its best moments are exhilarating. The film has enough trippy and original ideas for ten movies.” Nathan Rabin, The Onion

“If you’re willing to go with the crazy, there’s plenty of fun to be had.“ – Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News

“A delightful film, full of winsome performances, with a glorious 80’s vibe.” – Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader

“THERE’S NO DENYING ITS SHEER ENTERTAINMENT VALUE. A zing-packed horror comedy.” – Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

“IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING! A thoroughly unpredictable horror-comedy and gonzo gorefest.” – Rob Nelson, Variety

“Filled with crazy, wild imagery that will delight genre fans, it sets a tone that falls somewhere between Ghostbusters and the work of William S. Burroughs. Fun, gross, playful and constantly finding ways to delight and startle.” Drew McWeeny, HITFIX

‘An incredibly trippy, funny and splattery movie.” – Evan Dickson, Bloody Disgusting

“ONE HELL OF A TRIP.” – William Goss, Film.com

“IT MAY BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND. A genre bending viewing that’s as fun as it is weird, a cult classic
in the making.” – Ryan Larson, Shock Till You Drop

Date for DVD release subject to change.