Splatterday Special: Johnny Gruesome [Film]

Welcome to Day 6 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Annual Month of Horror Showcase! We have a fully loaded month of all things horror for you fine folks! October is our favorite month for this very reason, and we are so excited to share 31 full days of film showcases and interviews with some of the finest folks from the world of horror, just as we have been doing for the last 5 years. What started as a simple 5 day showcase, has now blossomed into a full blown month long event. You’re going to love this! Enjoy!

“High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom 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.” – October Coast PR


Oh hot damn, do we have an absolutely incredible film to share with you fine folks for our first film showcase in this year’s Month of Horror feature. Johnny Gruesome is a lot of things, but most important of them all, is that it is so much FUN! This film is a perfect blend of gore, jump scares, gut-wrenching violence…and so much to laugh about! As a huge fan of the comedy horror world, this film works from that angle specifically, but is also truly frightening. Filmmaker Gregory Lamberson flawlessly executes an absolutely brilliant film that moves in and out of different types of horror seamlessly with ease and is just a god damned delight, to be perfectly honest.

Gregory Lamberson has been creating some of the finest content in the world of B-Horror for over 30 years, so it truly isn’t a surprised that he has knocked it out of the park once again. A common theme in his film has been his wonderful use of make up, prosthetics, and a brilliant blend of corn syrup (maybe?) to make for a truly bloody and wonderful viewing experience. And so much credit has to be given to the man who portrayed the titular character, Anthony De La Torre. While the entire cast was great in their respective roles, it was Anthony that truly stood out amongst the proverbial sea of brilliance that was the cast of Johnny Gruesome. Also Byron Brown II is most definitely an actor to be on the lookout for in the coming years. There is something wonderful in his performance that leaves me wanting more, for damn sure!

Trust me Folks, if you are looking for a damn fine cinematic experience that hits all the marks of the world of horror, this is the film you want to see!

From Uncork’d Entertainment, Johnny Gruesome on VOD 10/16 and DVD 1/1/2019.

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