Sony Pictures doesn’t want you to know this is a horror comedy. Why? Because horror and comedy don’t mix, and they don’t sell. But I assure you, dear readers, that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is the End, in theaters June 12, is easily the best combo genre film since James Gunn’s SLiTHER. While it’s funny as all hell, End is absolutely loaded with horror gags, blissful violence, and super scary demons. I’m high on this horror masterpiece, so much so that it’s the first this year to receive the “Editor’s Choice” seal of approval here on Bloody Disgusting (the first two to receive were Stitches and Maniac, respectively).
Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Aziz Ansari, Emma Watson, Jason Segel, David Krumholtz, Michael Cera and Rihanna all as themselves, I guarantee you’re going to love this super meta, badass comedy.
“Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg directed the living shit out of their screenplay. It’s rare to see a genre crossover like this, but Rogen and Goldberg stunned me with their understanding of the horror genre, the beats, and how to scare the audience,” I state in my review. “While This Is the End may be a comedy – one of the funniest this decade – it’s still an insanely competent horror movie that’s going to blow your collective minds.”
You can read the review in its entirety by clicking here.