John Dies At The End is a carnival ride through the subconscious of the…

John Dies At The End has a relatively tiny budget, but it's still one of the year's most anticipated movies. The novel it's based on, by Cracked's David Wong, was a huge Internet sensation, and we've been starved for truly oddball, universe-melting comic weirdness at the movies lately. So how does the movie of John… » 1/25/13 9:40am 1/25/13 9:40am

Your Chance to See John Dies at the End for Free in San Francisco!

The gonzo adventure movie John Dies at the End opens in limited release on Friday, but it's not coming to San Francisco and Berkeley until February 8. Except that a few lucky io9 readers can get passes to a free preview screening this Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Embarcadero Cinema. Just go to this Eventbrite link and… » 1/23/13 2:10pm 1/23/13 2:10pm

Why John Dies at the End Kept Director Don Coscarelli Up at Night

Don Coscarelli, the brains behind some of our favorite movies including Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm, doesn't think Hollywood takes you very seriously. Which is why he's making John Dies at the End just as frenetic and insane as the wacky source material written by David Wong. We talked with Coscarelli in this… » 1/15/13 10:00am 1/15/13 10:00am

An exclusive first look at the new poster for John Dies At The End

Here's an exclusive sneak peek at a new poster for the trippy horror flick John Dies At The End. This retro-chic poster feels slightly reminiscent of Charles Moll's illustrations for Logan's Run, but lo! With a dog! » 10/09/12 7:50am 10/09/12 7:50am

Watch Ronnie James Dio stab a Borg in the nads with a light saber

In 1984, Ronnie James Dio's eponymous band followed up the success of Holy Diver with their second album, The Last in Line. The title track was accompanied by a completely insane video directed by Don Coscarelli, director of Phantasm and Beastmaster. » 4/05/12 10:58am 4/05/12 10:58am

John Dies At The End is the closest thing to this generation's Big…

Based on the cult novel first serialized on the web, John Dies At The End tells the tale of two twenty-somethings who battle demons while tripping on extra-dimensional hallucinogens. » 1/24/12 7:15am 1/24/12 7:15am

Watch the demented trailer for John Dies At The End

Take a look at the first trailer for the movie adaptation of the warped novel John Dies At The End from Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep). It's got Paul Giamatti, a drug called "soy sauce" and meat monster — so everyone wins! » 9/26/11 11:56am 9/26/11 11:56am

The Strange And Perhaps Unintentional Art of Phantasm

Phantasm is a classic horror/scifi B-movie from the late 1970s whose surreal grossout scenes influenced a whole generation of moviemakers. In this clip, you can see why Phantasm is much more than just a standard schlocker, and it all has to do with visuals. We begin with possibly the most famous scene in the film,… » 10/13/07 6:04pm 10/13/07 6:04pm