London Film Festival Cult preview: John Dies At The End Simon Fitzjohn October 10, 2012 Features, London Film Festival 1941 Don Coscarelli is a name close to most horror fan’s bleeding hearts, thanks to his previous work on the likes of genre favourites Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep. Well, the veteran director returns with a new flick at this year’s London Film Festival, the enjoyably-titled John Dies At The End. A mind-bender already (and unsurprisingly) tipped for cult classic status, the film follows a pair of college dropouts who are suddenly thrust into a desperate battle to save humankind. All this is down to a bizarre new drug (that has the moniker ‘soy sauce’) – a substance that opens up the space/time continuum and suddenly unleashes an alternate world of conspiracies, monsters and metaphysical mayhem. As if all that doesn’t sound cool enough, the film also features a turn from the always watchable Paul Giamatti. The film comes courtesy of an original novel from Jason Pargin, so let us hope that the Coscarelli sheen makes it a memorable big-screen experience when it plays on the 13 and 16 of October.