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John Dies at the End (2012)

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A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return no longer human. Can two college drop-outs save humanity from this silent, otherworldly invasion?

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... Dave
... John
... Arnie Blondestone
... Dr. Albert Marconi
... Detective
... Roger North
... Largeman
... Amy
... Justin White
... Fred Chu
... Robert Marley
Allison Weissman ... Shelly
... Sergeant McElroy
... Korrok (voice)
... Girl with Rastafarian
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It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and 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 and David, 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. Written by David Wong

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Just so you know...they're sorry for anything that's about to happen.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for bloody violence and gore, nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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25 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Dave's Story  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,467, 27 January 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,307, 7 April 2013
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1.78 : 1
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The mall where the Mall Of The Dead sequence was filmed is the same mall that producer Roman Perez saw the earlier Don Coscarelli movie Phantasm (1979) at, back when the mall was in business and had a movie theater. See more »

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When Dave pours gasoline on the bloodstained couch in Robert Marley's trailer, in the next shot there is no blood on the couch. See more »

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[first lines]
Dave: Solving the following riddle will reveal the awful secret behind the universe, assuming you do not go utterly mad in the attempt.
Dave: Say you have an ax - just a cheap one from Home Depot.
[slow zoom in on man chopping]
Dave: On one bitter winter day, you use said ax to behead a man. Don't worry, the man's already dead. Maybe you should worry, 'cause you're the one who shot him. He'd been a big twitchy guy with veined skin stretched over swollen biceps, tattoo of a swastika on his tongue. And...
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"This motion picture photoplay is protected pursuant To the provisions of the laws of The united states of america and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication and/or distribution Of this photoplay may result in civil liability, Criminal prosecution and the wrath of korrok." See more »

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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

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He Never Left
Performed by The Inevitable Backlash
Music and lyrics by Andrew Coscarelli
(Gramsci and Rousseau Music - BMI)
Copyright © 2007 Fan Crush Networks, LLC
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A cross between NAKED LUNCH and BILL AND TEDS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE.

This film reminded me a lot of Naked Lunch crossed with Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure in some ways (if you've seen all three of these movies you'll know what I mean). You have a guy (Dave) and his friend (John) who end up stumbling across a drug that opens their minds (both figuratively and literally) to another world. There is some good humor here and some of the scenes make you laugh (the meat man being one). The story is obviously over the top, but that is what makes this film fun to watch. You have to go in to this movie with an open mind (being under the influence might help to) and don't take it too seriously, that being said I can see some people doing just that and they won't get it. It has elements of horror, good old fashioned special effects - some new also, some comedy, and the obligatory nude scene. As I said, some people won't like this movie, but I enjoyed it. Fun to watch, so for that and the reasons I gave earlier, I give this a 7 out of 10.


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