Wanna hear a couple tracks of Brian Tyler's score for Don Coscarelli's John Dies At The End? Sure ya' do!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I’m about to run off to some super secret crazy fun LA stuff, but before I go I wanted to run this quick story for you Don Coscarelli fans (and you better be Don Coscarelli fans or we’re going to have some words, you and me).
John Dies At The End, a darkly black tale of weirdness surrounding a drug called Soy Sauce, has just been announced as the closing night film of Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness section (playing Saturday, September 15th) and that’s great for Don, the festival and all those lucky enough to be going (the entire Toronto line-up looks unreal this year).
But there’s also something cool for the rest of us poor sods who can’t go, but want a glimpse at the insanity that is John Dies At The End. Over at their minutes old, newly launched website (www.johndies.com) they’ve posted up two tracks from Brian Tyler’s score for the film.
We’ve been tracking Tyler’s work here at AICN since the beginning, when he really exploded onto the indie film scene with his straight up fantastic score for another little piece of weirdness called Six String Samurai. Ever since then Tyler’s become one of Hollywood’s go-to composers, scoring films like Frailty, Constantine, Rambo, the Fast and the Furious films and Coscarelli’s own Bubba Ho-tep.
Now he reteams with the director and you can hear some of his score by clicking right here right now! Do it!
Congrats to Don and his team for making the cut at Toronto!
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July 31, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST
GAH! When's this thing coming out already? I read the book years back and ever since I heard of Mr. Coscarelli's involvement I've been counting the days until I can see the thing.
July 31, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST
July 31, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST
Its been done forever, and has been playing at randomfests since last year. Just release it on VOD or DVD already! The book deserved a movie that was a bigger deal, sure, but that's not going to happen here, so just release it. I'd like to see the movie before the sequel comes out next month, but that's doubtful.
July 31, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST
Now I know John dies at the end. Thanks a lot.
July 31, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST
by Mr Soze
July 31, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST
July 31, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST
It's getting kinda ridiculous, ya know.
July 31, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST
Bubba Ho-Tep put me to sleep.
July 31, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST
Horrible composers that should stick to scoring network tv shows. Their not even HBO good.
July 31, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST
...but Don Coscarelli is HORRIBLE. And the preview just looks...off. Like the film completely misses the tone of the story. Hope I'm wrong. But Bubba Ho-Tep is overrated garbage that only got cred with the movie hipsters because of the presence of the Bruce. Replace him with anyone else and it doesn't even get made. It was shit. Utter, total shit. "John Dies at the End" needs David Fincher godammit...
July 31, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST
Are they still messing with the film? Word from prior viewers has been very lukewarm.
July 31, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST
But as a simple, quiet story about the way we treat the elderly, what room we have for them in modern society, the world as seen by a man whom it left behind after he was at the top of it, it's a genuinely moving film. Bruce Campbell gives the best performance of his career in this, seriously. I love Ash as much as the next guy, but Bubba Ho-tep proved Bruce has real acting chops. As for Don Coscarelli, he's a genius in making engaging, professionally-crafted movies on practically no money at all. I'm up for anything he does.
July 31, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST
...a movie about the plight of the elderly. But it was not marketed as such, and would have achieved the former angle far more effectively without the stupid mummy stuff. It didn't know what it wanted to be about. It was a mess.
July 31, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST
by some dude
Had an excellent score as well so I'm even more excited for John Dies at the End.
July 31, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST
by Queefer Sutherland
July 31, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST
It's one of my favorites of 2012 so far.
July 31, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST
I still say Tyler has never topped Children of Dune. He killed it with that score.
July 31, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST
Sounds like cheap Native Instrument samples, but I'll wait to judge it when I see it in context with the the movie. Examples below..
Not saying that Native Instruments is cheap software (it's actually great), just the demos. http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/producer/massive/?content=1106
July 31, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST
How long have they been running trailers for this thing? As someone who frequents Cracked.com, I've been exposed to this movie forever. They are not doing a good job communicating it's release. I thought it was released and flopped until I saw this post.
July 31, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST
by Mosquito March
Amusing, but unnecessarily confusing and ultimately pointless. Coscarelli is a nice guy, but he can't tell a story for shit.
July 31, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST
At this point I bet they're waiting for the October Halloween season, which would also coincide with the release of the second book, This Book is Full of Spiders. But that's a guess because no one seems to be talking about releasing it.
July 31, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST
Harry, I will torture you by making you read Batman comics, then I will let you rewrite your review of TDKR
July 31, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST
...if you cannot recognize that, I am sorry for the cynical shell you call a personality. Beastmaster.
Aug. 1, 2012, 1:01 a.m. CST
by Mission Code Z
...had a great score by the late, great Fred Myrow. I wish that was available again.
Aug. 1, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST
Aug. 2, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST
I finished the novel a few months ago–more traditional than you'd think it is–and wonder what's holding up the release.
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