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Trailer: ‘John Dies at the End’

New Film From ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ Director Don Coscarelli

Above: Don Coscarelli's upcoming "John Dies at the End."

Last night Austin's Fantastic Fest audiences were treated to a trailer for Don Coscarelli's latest film, "John Dies at the End," based on David Wong's novel. This is his first new work since his 2005 "Masters of Horror" episode and exciting news for his fans. Here's the trailer.

Horror fans have been enamored with director Don Coscarelli since he gave us The Tall Man and that crazy bladed ball in 1979's "Phantasm." Then he cemented that relationship with the brilliant "Bubba Ho-Tep" featuring Bruce Campbell as an aged Elvis Presley. But Coscarelli has been creatively silent for too many years so the arrival of the trailer for "John Dies at the End" is a real treat. Of course it also made me jealous of all those people at Fantastic Fest enjoying many more treats than just this.

Here's the tantalizing trailer.

You can follow Don Coscarelli on Twitter @DonCoscarelli for more "John Dies at the End" updates. The film is set for release next year.

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Missionaccomplished | September 26, 2011 at 11:09 p.m. ― 5 years, 6 months ago

If nothing else about PHANTASM, the flying silver sphere sticking itself to the guy's skull and shooting out blood through the other end was great showmanship!

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Missionaccomplished | September 26, 2011 at 11:09 p.m. ― 5 years, 6 months ago

Paul Giammati, the new Steve Buscemi?

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Beth Accomando, KPBS Staff | September 27, 2011 at 10:31 a.m. ― 5 years, 6 months ago

Simon Pegg tweeting that soccer would be more exciting if it was played with the Phantasm ball.

Giamatti is not as nervous and edgy as Buscemi or quite as quirky but both are great fun.

Thanks -- as usual -- for the comments.

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