Jason Pargin’s first novel, John Dies at the End, was originally published as an online serial. It eventually developed enough of a cult following to evolve into a full-blown book deal, with a hardcover print run and everything. The wacky misadventures of Dave and John––two 20-something slackers facing down a host of otherworldly monsters in their pathetic hometown––caught the attention of esteemed horror director Don Coscarelli (Phansasm, Bubba Ho-Tep), who adapted the novel into a Paul Giamatti-starring film that’s been bouncing around the festival circuit since January. Magnet is planning a VOD release sometime in late December.
It sounds like a dream scenario for any would-be novelist, but Pargin (writing under the pseudonym David Wong) proves he’s no fluke with the hilarious, hallucinatory sequel This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It. Dave and John are back, this time attempting to quell a surge of giant parasitic spiders that have infected their undisclosed hometown. Their investigation goes predictably awry, resulting in a full-on zombie oubreak. This Book is Full of Spiders hit American bookstores back on October 2. Read on for the full review. READ MORE