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JOHN DIES AT THE END

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JOHN DIES AT THE END

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 99m 34s

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, comic violence, horror and gore

Genre(s) Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Director(s) Don Coscarelli

Cast includes Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/07/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JOHN DIES AT THE END is a comedy horror about the efforts of two college dropouts to try to save humankind from a dangerous new street drug that transforms users into aliens.

Language

There is frequent strong language throughout the film, with over 20 uses of 'f**k', plus two of 'motherf**ker'. There is also one use of 'n****r', but with no racist intent.

Violence

The violence and gore includes sight of heads being chopped off and people being shot, as well as an infected man's eyes exploding as he drives a car, spraying blood and gore all over the windscreen. In one scene, men, women and children are attacked by giant spiders and ripped apart, leaving gore on the ground. However, this is shown in the style of unrealistic and fairly undetailed comic book animation. These stronger elements of violence, gore and horror are balanced by the comic tone and fantastical nature of the film, as well as by the relatively unconvincing special effects.

Other issues include occasional strong sex references, such as a man saying someone was "masturbating until he bled", and brief sight of a door knob that turns into a lifelike flaccid penis. Some topless nudity is also seen, but not in a sexualised context. In addition, there are a few drug references, but the alien street drug - known as 'Soy Sauce' - is unreal and its use is not actually shown.

Details

Title
JOHN DIES AT THE END
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Eureka Entertainment Ltd
Classified date(s)
09/07/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
99m 34s
Approved footage
8961+0
BBFC reference
AFF302471
Registration number
CFJ29464

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