- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 2, 2013
- Originally Released: 2012
- Label: Magnolia
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Deleted scenes
- Getting sauced: The Making Of John Dies At The End
- Creature corps: the effects of soy sauce
- Casting sessions
- Fangoria interview with Paul Giamatti
- Commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli, producer Brad Baruh, Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 01/31/2013
"[T]his stoner GHOSTBUSTERS, an altered state disguised as a movie, may also add up to a hot cult item....Go for the freaky fun of it..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/24/2013
"Flaked with offbeat witticisms, cheese ball effects and fanboy splatter gore, the surreal JOHN DIES AT THE END has the vibe of a shaggy dog story."
Wall Street Journal - 01/24/2013
"[With] some deliciously deadpan performances, especially that of Chase Williamson....What he's actually doing, however, is metering out emotion with a precision that belies his lack of experience; remarkably, this is his first feature film."
New York Times - 02/01/2013
"It's a ridiculous, preposterous, sometimes maddening experience, but also kind of a blast."
A.V. Club - 01/24/2013
"[I]t's not every B-horror picture that combines demonic creatures and ultra-violence with musings about what it means to be alive in a world that's getting more unreal by the day."
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/06/2013
"[T]he comic horror extends in many directions....At its finest, JOHN glides on this charming fusion of ideas and goofy fun..."
Empire - 03/15/2013
3 stars out of 5 -- "Gonzo freakiness in such doses that cult status is practically ensured."
When a powerful new drug opens the gateway for an inter-dimensional invasion, the only two people on the planet capable of saving mankind are a pair of dubious amateur exorcists. Adapted from author David Wong's cult novel of the same name, Don Coscarelli's JOHN DIES AT THE END opens to find a revolutionary drug called "Soy Sauce" allowing users to transcend time and space. But it can also have one very disturbing side effect; some people who take Soy Sauce experience a shocking physical transformation. When the world faces a threat that seems beyond human comprehension, only college dropouts John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson) have the power to drive the mysterious invaders back. But there's no guarantee that they'll succeed. Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, and Doug Jones co-star in this outlandish horror comedy from the director of BUBBA HO-TEP.