Coming Soon says:
The teaser trailer for Bubba Ho-Tep writer/director Don Coscarelli's new horror-fantasy John Dies at the End is online and can be watched using the player below!
The film stars Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Fabianne Therese, Jonny Weston, Jimmy Wong, Tai Bennett and Allison Weissman. It's described as follows:
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.
Nicholas of Movies Hate You Too writes:
May’s new Netflix offerings include one of last year’s more surprising hits, some more offbeat films and a film that’s likely to only appeal to Moms and soon to be Moms. The catalog titles are more diverse including John Woo’s take on an impossible mission, a Japanese Star Wars rip-off, a World War I horror film, two extremely odd musicals, Rodney Dangerfield coaching soccer, Katie Holmes escaping a cult, killer bee women, socially relevant break-dancing and much more. May isn’t a standout month for Netflix but it’s definitely a fun month.
There are certain people who believe there are types of movies that are “so bad they’re good”. Enter the camp style which caters to such people. This style has especially found a home in the horror genre. Unfortunately, I’m not typically the demographic for such films. Over-the-top absurdity is just that, absurd. Adding cheesy humor doesn’t help. Even more unfortunate is that John Dies at the End falls squarely in this realm of movies. And more importantly, it falls pretty low in that realm.
Clickonline writes: "For those unfamiliar with the novel, John Dies at the End contains enough clever dialogue and brain-massaging questions to entertain, especially if you’re happy to overlook some lacklustre effects work. For fans of the book, the journey will be a little bumpier but it’s still a pleasure to experience Pargin’s subversive horror comedy on screen."