9 January 2013 11:10 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I chatted briefly with Don Coscarelli about as he does the rounds for his latest film John Dies at the End, touching on David Wong’s original novel, his favorite films, and more.

Neal Dhand: This is the first film you’ve directed that you also haven’t written. What drew you to the source material?

Don Coscarelli: It’s certainly, definitely square in my domain. It’s got inter-dimensional travel, it’s got questions about reality – what’s real and what’s not. And then at the same time, the material was filled with so many fantastic images, concepts, dialogue. It’s hard to go through it all. Look, we got a talking dog, we got a monster made out of meat, we got this inter-dimensional drug that chooses you, bratwurst cellphone. It’s a wealth of great ideas. I had read the book and I thought, »

- Neal Dhand

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