John Dies at the End (2013)



Critic Consensus: Some will find the darkly funny, genre-bending incoherence of John Dies at the End charming; some will feel its zany antics and gore lead to an unsatisfying payoff.

Movie Info

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. -- (C) Official Site

Rating: R (for bloody violence and gore, nudity, language and drug content)
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Wong, Don Coscarelli
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 2, 2013
Box Office: $0.1M
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for John Dies at the End

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (28)

I stopped taking notes when the woman disintegrated into a ball of writhing snakes.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

Despite its astronomical body count, John Dies at the End never takes itself too seriously, and neither should you.

Full Review… | March 14, 2013
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Director Don Coscarelli isn't especially smooth or coherent, and he leans on weird for weird's sake.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
Detroit News
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How can a single movie contain all this awesome craziness?

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

[It] eventually finds its own rhythm and meaningful chaos.

Full Review… | February 21, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This is a gloriously gonzo trip packed with enough odd narrative tangents to fill half a dozen features. While not always successful, this energetic mash-up so genuinely wants to entertain that it's hard not to be won over by its barrage of absurdity.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013

Audience Reviews for John Dies at the End

This is a very hard film to describe to anyone, but it's beloved by the internet right now, and I could not be happier. Adapted from a graphic novel of the same name, this amazing film defies logic, death, supernatural elements, and life in general, to bring a really rare and interesting story about two friends directly thrown into the darkness of the world. The main problem in the film is that the universe that has been created by the graphic novel isn't pared down enough to make a film. The entire scope is miniscule compared to what happens, and there are more unexplained questions left behind than anything else. We're not sure exactly what the other side is, how ghosts communicate with us, or what really happens to John (Mayes) and Dave (Williamson). On its own its definitely a psychedelic and feral kind of film, with its sharpened fangs, but there are just too many questions left unanswered and not enough juice to make it longer, so it suffers extensively for these faux pas.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Stupid movie...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Another excellent movie that had me squealing with joy the entire time. Amazing visual effects and fun story. I sure hope they make more.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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