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EXCL Video Interview: Don Coscarelli on “JOHN DIES AT THE END,” Part One

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by: FANGORIA Staff on: 2013-01-15 14:05:01

Yes, horror hounds, there is life after PHANTASM. A decade
after his sleeper sensation BUBBA HO-TEP, JOHN DIES AT THE END (now on VOD; beginning its multi-city theatrical rollout on January 25 from Magnet Releasing; see list here)
proves again there’s more to genre fave Don Coscarelli’s cinematic career than
silver balls and interdimensional dwarves.

FANGORIA’s editor emeritus Tony
Timpone chatted with writer/director Coscarelli about his latest cult flick, which
has been burning up the international film festival circuit since last year. You
can check out our exclusive talk with Coscarelli below (edited and shot by ace
videographer Bill Hall), where he does his best to describe his crazy film.

In JOHN DIES AT THE END (per the film’s official synopsis),
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.

Stop back Thursday for more with Coscarelli and watch our
Giamatti segment here. You can check out
Fango’s advance JOHN DIES AT THE END review right here;
read a Q&A with Coscarelli here;
and pick up FANGORIA #319 (on sale now) for more with the PHANTASM creator.

Adapted from David Wong’s audacious novel, JOHN DIES AT THE
END is written and directed by Coscarelli (PHANTASM films, BEASTMASTER, BUBBA
HO-TEP) and also stars Clancy Brown (THE BRIDE, HIGHLANDER, upcoming
HELLBENDERS), Glynn Turman (GREMLINS, SUPER 8), Doug Jones (HELLBOY, PAN’S
LABYRINTH) and Daniel Roebuck (RIVER’S EDGE, LOST, HALLOWEEN II), with a cameo
by the legendary Tall Man himself, Angus Scrimm. See the film’s official sites here and here.

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