Based on the cult novel by David Wong, John Dies at the End is the latest cinematic endeavor from the man responsible for bringing both Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep to life.
Ahead of the film’s theatrical release this January, the adaptation of Wong’s novel is now available on video on-demand (VOD). In an effort to cut down on the inevitable piracy that’s sure to follow, the filmmakers have unleashed a new trailer that explores the unsavory consequences of illegal downloading.
Since the film itself is a little on the vulgar side, the John Dies at the End anti-piracy trailer is essentially no different. The clip is loaded with exploding heads and all unwanted body horror, all of which are used to remind folks to pay for the films they watch.
Cinema Blend describes the film as follows:
“John Dies At The End tells the horrifying story of two college dropouts work to stop the spread of a new street drug called Soy Sauce, which has the power to send users across time and space. The problem, however, is that when some of them come back they aren’t entirely human anymore.”
Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, and Doug Jones star in the feature.
Although the film is available now on VOD, John Dies at the End will hit select theaters across the US on January 25, 2013. For those of us don’t live in major markets, catching the flick on the big screen may be a bit of a problem. Thankfully, there’s always video on-demand.
Both red band trailers for director Don Coscarelli’s gory horror-comedy have been embedded below. Do keep in mind that both clips are definitely not safe for work. The anti-piracy trailer is the second one down.
Are you planning to catch John Dies at the End when it hits theaters next year?