While the horror world decides on what series they should continue and so on and so forth, there are people that are making films that are a little different than what we are used to. Sure, we have had weird supernatural films before, but none like John Dies At The End, a film that was written and directed by horror legend Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) and is our choice for Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween film today. He brings a new element to films that involve other dimensions, weird creatures, and time. The film is about two college dropouts who ingest a new street drug that allows you to see things that no normal human can see. It also allows you to travel to different dimensions while altering time. The only problem is that you may not return to planet earth as a human anymore. So, can Dave (Chase Williamson) and John (Rob Mayes) save the world from this silent, but deadly creatures? The film also stars Paul Giamatti (Private Parts), Glynn Turman (Gremlins), Daniel Roebuck (The Lords of Salem), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), and Doug Jones (Hellboy).
The film at times can go all over the place which frustrated me a little bit because we start off with a scene where Dave is chopping someone’s head off and then it cuts to a restaurant where the scene is never to be explained or touched upon again. The rest of the film is self explanatory where he is telling his story to the journalist in hopes that his story will be told. Some of the scenes are cheesy, but overall this was actually a very good film. There’s plenty of freaky looking creatures in the film and some weird happenings to satisfy any horror fan, but do not be mistaken by my words. The film in my opinion was not scary, but an 8 year old might believe that it is. The acting is actually pretty good and if I had to give out an MVP award it would definitely go to Williamson because he carried the film. One of the monsters that is conjured up actually looks like a member of the band GWAR, just take a look to the left. This film is an adaptation of the novel written by Cracked.com journalist David Wong so if you want to check that out, go right ahead. I am going to give the film a B- because it was truly enjoyable.