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New trailer and poster show you how grisly “JOHNNY GRUESOME” is; release info

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | News


Gregory Lamberson brings his award-winning novel JOHNNY GRUESOME to the screen in a film set for release this fall. Read on for the details, plus the trailer and poster.

Uncork’d Entertainment brings JOHNNY GRUESOME to VOD October 16 and DVD January 1. Lamberson wrote, produced and directed the movie, with a cast including Anthony De La Torre, Byron Brown II, Aprilann, Michael DeLorenzo, Chris Modrzynski and Kim Piazza. The synopsis: “High school students Eric Carter [Brown] and Johnny Grissom [De La Torre] are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed ‘Johnny Gruesome’ by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny’s girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell-bent on revenge.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).