The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
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Banished to Earth for intergalactic juvenile delinquency, Johnny X and his gang of Ghastly Ones set off in search of a piece of alien technology that could change the fate of the universe forever the so-called resurrection suit. Soon, the extraterrestrial no-goodniks are embroiled in a wacky scheme involving a femme fatale named Bliss, a shifty concert promoter with schemes of his own, and a recently deceased musician who won t let a little decomposition stop him from rocking.
BONUS FEATURES: Paul Bunnell's Ghastly Vision Featurette - Commentary Track with Director Paul Bunnell, Composer Ego Plum & De Anna Joy Brooks - Deleted Scenes - Outtakes
About the Director
THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X is Paul Bunnell's first 35mm feature film. In 1994 Bunnell released his cult film THAT LITTLE MONSTER which features a cameo appearance by the legendary comedian Bob Hope. His next project is a big screen adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel THE MAN WHO LAUGHS.
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discovered it's existence 2 months ago. "THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X"
from director/writer, Paul Bunnell and starring Will Keenan, Creed
Bratton, Reggie Bannister & the late, Kevin McCarthy. I loved it.
It's a retro 50's period piece involving a gang of greasers from outer
space called, The Ghastly Ones, "serving time" on Earth for their
intergalactic shenanigans. A post-dead rock star, a straight edge hero,
a slime ball concert promoter, manipulative heroines, and a Tor
Johnson-esq thug....all brought together with fantastic musical numbers
and perfect locations/sets....it's a pure, fun popcorn flick great for
all ages and highly recommend checking this gem out!
Surprisingly entertaining - a low budget labor of love by a talented director.
Oh, and I should mention the use of black-and-white. Simply GORGEOUS! This film reminded me of the old B-movies I used to catch at the local drive-in theater, or on the late, late shows like "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" or "Svengoolie".
The director, Paul Bunnell, who began this project in 2004, made us wait 10 years for his masterpiece. Was the wait worth it? Hard to say. I did enjoy watching it, sitting on my sofa cramming face-fulls of popcorn. But would I pay Cinema prices? Probably not.
The cast included Reggie Bannister, who I've not enjoyed this much since"Phantasm". We also get cameos by Paul Williams and Kevin McCarthy (in his last movie role). Mr. Bunnell even bases one character on Tor Johnson, who graced many of Ed Wood's worst films.
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