The Cast of Cthulhu: John Dies at the End
Just like the titular John, we didn’t die at the end! We return from an entirely unplanned lengthy hiatus to (hopefully) get back to regularly scheduled programming with the cult horror/comedy John Dies at the End, which currently stands as the last feature directed by Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli.
The 2012 adaptation of Jason Pargin’s webserial turned novel is schizophrenic, unfocused, difficult to describe, a testament to 20-something slacker culture of the early aughts, and also…kind of perfectly emulates the framework of an H.P. Lovecraft short story? Cheap looking at times and often losing something in its adaptation from print, John Dies at the End nevertheless still captures — in its own peculiar way — what it feels like to first experience that existential numbing that results from accepting that you have no control over your life.
Skip to 24:23 if you want to avoid brief discussions on Moon Knight, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and the movie games Jim has been playing on a daily basis: Framed, Moviedle, Actorle, and the Box Office Game.
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Battleship Pretension is a movie discussion podcast started in 2007 by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Since then, we’ve done live comedy shows, written reviews, commentaries and more.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.