John Dies at the End
So I took a little longer to write this because I wanted to finish reading the book before I gave my opinion of the movie. I know they’re not the same thing, but sometimes reading the book helps put the movie in better perspective. If you like surrealistic humor mixed with horror told in a sort of stream of consciousness style, this is your jam, homes. I love how the movie followed the book pretty much verbatim for the first half but then I felt that the climax of the movie was all wrong and totally not a climax. When I read the book, it became clear that there was a megaton of action, characters, and incidents that had to be combined (sometimes unsuccessfully) and cut to make it film-length. This hurt the movie as it didn’t have the right pacing and depth. Still, lots of fun, unpredictable and great acting all around. Look for the cameo by Doug Jones!