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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.

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


Paul Giamatti
as Arnie Blondestone
Clancy Brown
as Dr. Albert Marconi
Glynn E. Turman
as Detective
Jonny Weston
as Justin White
Jimmy Wong
as Fred Chu
Tai Bennett
as Robert Marley
Ethan Erickson
as Sergeant McElroy
Pranidhi Varshney
as Deepti Chakrabarti
Riley Rose Critchlow
as Girl with Rastafaria...
Pat McNeely
as Old Woman
Angus Scrimm
as Father Shellnut
Brett Wagner
as Reanimated Dead Guy
Bark Lee
as Himself
Helena Mehalis
as Dr. Marconi Assistan...
Maria Mehalis
as Dr. Marconi Assistan...
Jerry Droz
as Mustache Cop
Cesare Gagliardoni
as Meat Monster
Headmaster Ernesto
as Meat Monster Voice
Daniel Schweiger
as Suspicious Diner
Ethan Wolvek
as Man in Suit
Aaron Godfred
as Bullet Factory Worke...
Mike Mangan
as Hardware Store Clerk
Michael Schmidt
as Mmm Bacon
Megan Koscki
as Child in Ruins
Jennifer MacKenzie
as They China Food! Wai...
David Hill
as Officer Johnson
Steve Crest
as Officer Steve
Linda Wolvek
as Woman with Officer
Kevin Starai
as Hot Dog Vendor
Bob Ivy
as Largeman Follower
Kim Robert Koscki
as Largeman Follower
Chuck Williams
as Largeman Follower
Tim Goodwin
as Largeman Follower
Andrew Ritter
as Largeman Follower
Nathaniel E. Johnson
as The Bearded Scientis...
David Hartman
as Spider Victim
Kathleen Hartman
as Spider Victim
D.T. Carney
as Spider Victim
Michael Sasso
as HLA Officer
Andrew Coscarelli
as Three Arm Sally Band...
Tennessee Hamilton
as Three Arm Sally Band...
Aidan Kassel
as Three Arm Sally Band...
Jimmy Wong
as Fred Chu
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Critic Reviews for John Dies at the End

All Critics (81) | 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
Top Critic

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

Rare is the flick that wedges this many genres into one frame, and so well.

Full Review… | August 24, 2015

Audience Reviews for John Dies at the End


The complete and utter mess of a plot tries at every cost to be a smart-ass comedy full of an offbeat humor that, apart from a very few inspired moments, is simply embarrassing - as can be grasped, for instance, from the awful aracnicide joke in the ridiculous last hour.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

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

John Dies at the End Quotes

Roger North: Do the bees know that they make the honey for you? Or do their work tirelessly because they think it is their own choice?
– Submitted by Samphan R (2 years ago)
John: We were chosen by the soy sauce.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Sergeant McElroy: I think stuff is very real and not real at the same time.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Dave: You've obviously been blessed with supernatural gifts. What better way to use them than to fish for free beer at parties?
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)

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