After what feels like a really long time, writer-director Don Coscarelli‘s next film, John Dies at the End, is finally starting to peek its head out for a release. Almost an entire year after it premiered at Sundance is the surrealist horror-comedy (or something like that) arriving on VOD, while a limited number of theaters will get a release at the end of this month.
So we’re at something of an interim period, I think, and this next trailer captures this weird gap in modern release to fun extents. In breaking past the typical form of advertisement, the preview — complete with a sort of voice-over quality that would fit in a TV ad for some local horror convention — warns viewers not to pirate the film; instead, they should buy it on their preferred VOD service if the desire so strikes them at the moment. As it’s more fun than some piece of text could properly illustrate, you’d be best off looking at this for yourself.
Watch the trailer / warning below (via /Film):
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.
John Dies at the End will hit theaters on January 25th, but you can also, as evident, rent it on VOD right now.
Do you have plans to see Coscarelli’s new film? What are your thoughts on this preview?
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