Thursday, October 03, 2013

John Dies In The End

 2012 ***1/2

Octo I found another animated severed arm flick!

David Wong’s life becomes a surreal mish mash of reading minds, seeing the future and fighting deadly creatures (like a frozen meat monster) after being injected with a strange living uh…drug? creature? thing? called soy sauce. He embarks on a mission to save his friend John, who is talking to him through bratwurst. Does this sound confusing? Well it gels together as David relays his story to a curious reporter played by Paul Giamatti.



This is a fast paced, twisty turny super fun flick. I really enjoy this kind of comedy horror, not overly campy and the creatures do pose a real threat. I liked all of the characters involved which is rare and the story was interesting. As an added bonus, it also stars Clancy Brown who has been giving Lance Henricksen a run for his money in the “old guys that get cast frequently” race. As always he delivers a satisfying performance.



This is a good film to keep onboard for later into the month when you get a little weary from all the serious horror and just need to sit back and be entertained.

7 comments:

Johnny Sweatpants said...

So... does John die in the end?

Catfreeek said...

Yes. No. Maybe.

Octopunk said...

I watched this a few months ago! The book it's based on was written by one of the writers over at Cracked.com. I should 'thon it, too! Cat's right, it's pretty damn good.

AC said...

hah hah! you go, cat, no spoiling! :)

Octopunk said...

Oh, and thanks Cat for scouting out severed arm flicks for me! I'd actually forgotten!

50PageMcGee said...

that shot of paul giamatti needs to be someone's avatar.

DCD said...

Groovy! I feel like Cat reviews a lot of movies with really strange titles. Just looking at the title to this one I knew it was going to be a Cat post!