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PostSubject: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:36 pm

New film from Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm director getting great word-of-mouth on the festival circuit. Looks like a hoot.



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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:54 pm

I'm assuming it's based on this book...

http://www.amazon.com/John-Dies-End-David-Wong/dp/0312659148

Can't say I've read it, but the author David Wong does some writing on the Cracked.com website and they pimped this book pretty heavily. He wrote a sequel too..

http://www.amazon.com/This-Book-Full-Spiders-Seriously/dp/0312546343/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352152150&sr=8-2&keywords=john+dies+at+the+end+dvd

Not sure that movie these is my cuppa tea, but that's just me. Like S.D. with heavy metal these days, I'm pretty picky with the movies I watch.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:38 am

Cool. I was wondering what he was UP to these data.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:03 pm

I need to see this!

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:32 pm

Don Coscarelli -- dang, there's a name I haven't heard in a while. Looks like a fun flick.

Was it just me or did that dude in the skull mask with the welder's goggles on it look like Megadeth's Vic Rattlehead? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:16 pm

Coscarelli is one of the best underrated horror directors.

I'm hoping he does another Phantasm while Angus (Tall Man) Scrimm is still around.


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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:02 am

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Was it just me or did that dude in the skull mask with the welder's goggles on it look like Megadeth's Vic Rattlehead? Very Happy

Actually I think that is a direct homage to the original "Tales From The Crypt" with the death's head motorcyclist.

Angus Scrimm has a cameo in this film.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:43 pm

That looks crazy-weird! Kind of Regulators-style Stephen King mixed with the irreverent oddness of The Hitchhiker's Guide. I may want to check out this book, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:30 pm

Watched this last night and I definitely need to watch it again. Lots to assimilate. It will never make any money at the box office because it's too weird and offbeat which of course means I love it.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:05 pm

It is getting a small theatrical run starting this Friday in selected cities. It was released on the video on demand outlets in December. The film originally could not get a distributor, but after rave reviews from Sundance and SXSW it was finally picked up by Magnet releasing.

Like Bubba Ho Tep it is an instant cult classic.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:47 am

This flick opens in New York City today; our paper gave it a three star (!!) review..

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:34 am

From yesterday's review in the New York Times:

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It lays waste to linear narration, thematic coherence, psychological plausibility and just about everything else you might expect to encounter. It zigs, zags and trips over its own feet and on its own home-brewed hallucinogens. Itís a ridiculous, preposterous, sometimes maddening experience, but also kind of a blast.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Fri May 03, 2013 8:50 pm

This is now available on Netflix streaming.
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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Fri May 03, 2013 9:31 pm

I've now watched it about a half dozen times and I love it!

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Sat May 04, 2013 10:32 pm

Watched this one again tonight.

This may be my favorite movie of the last 10 years or so. It just resonates with me on so many levels.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Mon May 06, 2013 7:48 pm

Must see.
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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Mon May 13, 2013 8:26 am

Rented this from RedBox last night. It was VERY strange... but I dug it. The guy playing "David Wong" was hilariously deadpan, he cracked me up.

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Angus Scrimm has a cameo in this film.

He does? I must've missed him.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Mon May 13, 2013 8:32 am

He's the priest Wong calls at the beginning.

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Mon May 13, 2013 8:45 am

tohostudios wrote:
He's the priest Wong calls at the beginning.

No sh*t? I didn't recognize him. Sheesh, I'm slipping. I'm usually good at stuff like that. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Mon May 13, 2013 8:58 am

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tohostudios wrote:
He's the priest Wong calls at the beginning.

No sh*t? I didn't recognize him. Sheesh, I'm slipping. I'm usually good at stuff like that. Very Happy


The dude's pretty old now. He's like 86 or so. Probably why you didn't recognize him.
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PostSubject: Re: Don Coscarelli's "JOHN DIES AT THE END"   Mon May 13, 2013 9:14 am

Except that he's always looked old. He looked old more than 30 years ago in Phantasm.

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