Two normal slacker friends come across a new street drug that transports them through time and space and reluctantly into a battle they never wanted.
Much like director Don Coscarelli’s other major recent work Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End is fun, funny and eccentric. Whilst both are a really enjoyable, John Dies… lacks the charm and warmth found in Bubba Ho-Tep. What it loses in heart however, it makes up for with an appearance by Paul Giamatti who is a joy as ever.
On the face of it John Dies… is a daft, Sam Raimi inspired monster movie but under the surface there are some genuinely interesting philosophical ideas which make this cult film more than worthwhile.