There's something about a Don Coscarelli film, something that says, "We're gonna mess with your brain, now. We got to talk with Coscarelli about the influences that led to the fevered insanity of his films.
Some people may be horrified by my attitude toward spoiler alerts, but the Internet has changed the nature of arts criticism. If an important plot device can't be discussed in print, it means that the playwright and producer lack sufficient faith in their material to trust their audience.
John Dies at the End theoretically gives it all away in the title. I'm here to tell you that you won't care when the titular event transpires -- you'll have long since lost interest in the movie itself.
The Toronto International Film Festival, the world's second largest film festival, starts this week. This is a festival with a long history of introducing films that go on to be major critical and box-office hits.