John Dies at the End is a new dark comedy horror movie from Don Coscarelli, director of Bubba Ho Tep, which starred Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead) as Elvis Presley in a nursing home.
This films is equally as high-concept. Based on the novel by David Wong, the film explores a drug called "Soy Sauce" that sends its users across dimensions. When an other-worldly invasion is discovered, two college dropouts must save humankind.
There have been a glut of movies about ordinary schlubs having to save the world of late, which frankly feels a tad foreboding. Take The Watch, or Edgar Wright's upcoming The World's End for example. Regardless, the comedy horror genre is one that frequently produces clever, high-concept, visually interesting work.
John Dies at the End stars Paul Giamatti (Cosmopolis), Chase Williamson, and Rob Mayes. It hits theaters January 25, 2013.