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Don Coscarelli's 'John Dies at the End' Ends Up At Magnet!

Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has picked up worldwide rights to John Dies at the End (review), the sci-fi/horror movie from horror icon Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep), reports THR.

The movie premiered as a work in progress at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, played at SXSW and, as a finished version, will close out the Midnight Madness sidebar at TIFF in September.

Magnet plans on releasing it on VOD platforms in late December followed by a theatrical release in early 2013.

The movie stars Paul Giamatti as an investigator trailing a street drug that promises an out-of-body experience. across dimensions. But when some who return are no longer human, and it becomes apparent that a secret invasion is underway, two college dropouts are thrust in heroic roles they are unprepared for.READ MORE

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[TIFF '12 Exclusive] Amazing New Poster For 'John Dies At The End' Brings On The Flame Thrower!

This year’s Midnight Madness selections at TIFF provide us with another look at Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli‘s John Dies At The End. In addition to some high-res stills (some new, some old) – we have a brand new exclusive poster for the film. It’s the third one to be released using gear/weapons featured in the movie. First there was the “Skull Mask”, then “The Bible Belter” and now we have “The Flame Thrower!”

In John Dies at the End, it’s all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. 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 (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), 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. Adapted from David Wong’s audacious trans-genre horror novel, John Dies at the End is written and directed by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep) and also stars Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6th-16th. Head inside to check out the poster (and some pics)! READ MORE

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[Sundance '12] Interview: 'John Dies at the End' Director Don Coscarelli!

 [Sundance 12] Interview: John Dies at the End Director Don Coscarelli!

The long awaited new Don Coscarelli movie John Dies at the End (review) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the Park City at Midnight category.

In the adaptation from the director of Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep, “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.

This film had a little help from Hollywood A-lister Paul Giamatti, who produced and plays a role in the film. He wanted to work with Coscarelli on Bubba Nosferatu, the aborted Bubba Ho-Tep sequel, so offered his services when Coscarelli read the David Wong book John Dies at the End. READ MORE

[Sundance '12] Review: 'John Dies at the End'

 [Sundance 12] Review: John Dies at the End

One of the Park City at Midnight titles Ryan Daley missed out on was Don Coscarelli’s (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) incredibly bizarre and entertaining John Dies at the End, which we now have reviewed courtesy of Fred Topel.

‘John Dies at the End’ is a wonderful irreverent horror movie. The great thing about irreverence is I think you have to have reverence before you can remove it. Don Coscarelli celebrates his and our love of monsters and cataclysm by reframing their cinematic power.”

You’ll find his full review by clicking the title above. We’ll bring you distro news as soon as it’s announced.

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.READ MORE

[Sundance 2012] Fresh Imagery From 'John Dies at the End'

 [Sundance 2012] Fresh Imagery From John Dies at the End

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week and one film I’m intensely excited for is Phantasm and Bubb Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli’s John Dies At the End, which joins the Park City at Midnight program including V/H/S, Excision, The Pact and many more.

Bloody Disgusting has landed a trio of exclusive stills that can be enjoyed inside. Also, watch this spot for an exclusive report from our visit to the set in the coming weeks!

On the street, they call it “soy sauce.” It’s a paranormal, psychoactive drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Its users drift across time and dimensions, but some who come back are devoid of all humanity. While most of Earth’s inhabitants remain blissfully oblivious to its threat. Make no mistake, an otherworldly invasion is under way, and mankind needs to be saved. Enter John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. How can these guys possibly be expected to rescue mankind from certain destruction?

The festival runs January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. READ MORE

[Sundance 2012] 'John Dies At The End' Festival One-Sheet Displays The Bible Belter

 [Sundance 2012] John Dies At The End Festival One Sheet Displays The Bible Belter

One of my personal most anticipated Sundance Film Festival selection is Phantasm and Bubb Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli’s John Dies At the End, which joins the Park City at Midnight program including V/H/S, Excision, The Pact and many more.

In addition to the following plot crunch, AICN landed the official festival poster that displays the “Bible Belter.” Awesome.

On the street, they call it “soy sauce.” It’s a paranormal, psychoactive drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Its users drift across time and dimensions, but some who come back are devoid of all humanity. While most of Earth’s inhabitants remain blissfully oblivious to its threat. Make no mistake, an otherworldly invasion is under way, and mankind needs to be saved. Enter John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. How can these guys possibly be expected to rescue mankind from certain destruction?

The festival runs January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. READ MORE

[Sundance 2012] 'John Dies At the End' Joins Midnight Program!

 [Sundance 2012] John Dies At the End Joins Midnight Program!

Sundance Institute announced today the selection of four additional films for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, which takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. One of these films is Phantasm director Don Coscarelli’s John Dies At the End, which joins the Park City at Midnight program!

On the street they call it Soy Sauce – a drug that allows users to drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Can John and David stop the oncoming horror? No. They can’t.

Check out some brand new stills below!

The 117 feature-length films that will be presented at the Festival represent 30 countries by 45 first-time filmmakers, including 24 in competition. These films were selected from 4,042 feature-length film submissions composed of 2,059 U.S. and 1,983 international feature-length films. 91 films at the Festival will be world premieres. READ MORE

Trippy Teaser Poster for 'John Dies at the End'

Just the other day we shared with you guys the trailer for John Dies at the End, Phantasm director Don Coscarelli’s big screen adaptation of David Wong’s novel starring Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Angus Scrimm, Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Doug Jones, Glynn Turman and Daniel Roebuck.

While the trailer was loaded with bizarre imagery that looks straight out of any number of classic John Carpenter films, the newly released teaser poster is just as bizarre!

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.

 Trippy Teaser Poster for John Dies at the End

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[OMFG] Oddities Galore in 'John Dies at the End' Teaser Trailer!

Phantasm director Don Coscarelli is back with more gore as he’s just unleashed the teaser trailer for John Dies at the End, his big screen adaptation of David Wong’s novel starring Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Angus Scrimm, Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Doug Jones, Glynn Turman and Daniel Roebuck.

The trailer is loaded with bizarre imagery that looks straight out of any number of classic John Carpenter films. Check it out inside and then tell us what you think!

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.

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Fantastic Fest '11: A Few Images From 'John Dies At The End', First Footage At Fantastic Fest!

The new Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) film John Dies At The End is finally getting an unveiling of sorts at this year’s Fantastic Fest!

Per AICN, “while the film isn’t ready to screen just yet Coscarelli decided to debut the first footage at the festival… So, Fantastic Festers make sure you’re at the 9:15pm screening of Penumbra on Sunday the 25th. Before the feature Coscarelli will be on hand to give us our first look at the film!

This news has also been accompanied by some new stills from the movie which give us our first look at Paul Giamatti as Arnie Blondstone, Clancy Brown as Dr. Marconi and Doug Jones as Roger North.

In the film, “[There'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.

Hit the jump to check out a few stills.

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Doug Jones, More Join 'John Dies at the End'!

Shooting is well underway on Don Coscarelli’s return to horror in John Dies at the End, and now AICN is reporting even more casting. Doug Jones (the modern “man in a suit” king), Glynn Turman (the teacher from Gremlins) and Rob Zombie favorite Daniel Roebuck will all join Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Angus Scrimm, Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes. From the director of Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep, 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.
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Don Coscarelli Updates 'Bubba Ho-Tep' Sequel and 'Phantasm 5' (3-D?)!

During B-D’s visit to the set of Don Coscarelli’s latest movie, an adaptation of cult favorite novel John Dies at the End written by David Wong (nee Jason Pargin), we caught up with the beloved creator of the Phantasm series to find out what’s happening with both the long-awaited fifth entry in that franchise as well as the long-rumored Bubba Ho-Tep sequel, Bubba Nosferatu. Hear what he had to say about the possibility that they’ll forward, as well as whether we might one day soon see those deadly silver spheres flying at us in 3-D!
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Bubba Ho-Tep

Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.

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Phantasm IV: Oblivion

Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man, at the same time he tries to find the origins of his enemy, and what really happened the night that his brother died. Meanwhile, Reggie (accompanied by a beauty he picked up on the road) battles the spheres and the undead in a quest to find Mike before the Tall Man can complete his transformation.

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Phantasm II

The Tall Man is back with a vengeance in Phantasm II, the second chapter in the cult classic Phantasm series! Released after seven years in a mental hospital, Mike convinces his old pal Reggie to join forces with him to hunt down and destroy The Tall Man once and for all. Mike’s visions lead the two to a quiet little town where a horde of flying killer balls aim to slice and dice their gruesome way through each of them. Exploding with special effects, unparalleled thrills, horror and suspense, Phantasm II climaxes with a blood-curdling conclusion that you have to see to believe.

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The Phantasm Legacy

A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave-robber known only as the “Tall Man.”

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Phantasm

Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, is afraid to lose his brother. This fear causes him to follow his brother to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lift a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate and discovers a horrible world where the Tall Man, along with his flying spheres, shrink the to half their normal size and reanimate them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.