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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 3 March 2012 (USA)
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A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big ... See full summary »


Paul Bunnell
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Keenan ... Johnny X
Creed Bratton ... Mickey O'Flynn
De Anna Joy Brooks De Anna Joy Brooks ... Bliss
Reggie Bannister ... King Clayton
Les Williams ... Chip
Jed Rowen ... Sluggo
Kate Maberly ... Dandi Conners
Paul Williams ... Cousin Quilty
Kevin McCarthy ... The Grand Inquisitor
Heather R. Provost ... Lily Raquel (as Heather Provost)
Katherine Giaquinto ... Bobbi Socks
David Slaughter David Slaughter ... Marty
Morris Everett Morris Everett ... Paul
Rebecca Burchett Rebecca Burchett ... Hope
Sara Grigsby Sara Grigsby ... Annette


A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big screen spectacle! This curious and curiously entertaining story involves one Jonathan Xavier and his devoted misfit gang who, incidentally, have been exiled to Earth from the far reaches of outer space. Johnny's former girlfriend Bliss has left him and stolen his Resurrection Suit, a cosmic, mind-bending uniform that gives the owner power over others. Along the way, there will be several highly stylized musical numbers, lots of genuinely humorous dialogue, and a wacky plot-twist or two, all beautifully captured on the very last of Kodak's black-and-white Plus-X film stock. Written by Anthony Craig Gilbert

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Release Date:

3 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86, 28 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,436, 26 May 2013
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Producer/director Paul Bunnell did not receive a salary for the six years he worked on The Ghastly Love of Johnny X. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a post-credits animated clip reminding drive-in customers to put the window speaker back on the pole before driving away to avoid a broken car window. See more »

Alternate Versions

A director approved 91 minute version was shown on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: The Ghastly Love of Johnny X in 2015. See more »


That's For Me
Music and Lyrics by Scott Martin
Performed by Creed Bratton
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Really great campy fun!!
26 June 2013 | by tbrad-697-523936See all my reviews

I had the absolute pleasure of watching The Ghastly Love of Johnny X with Will Keenan the other night. In this world of mostly unoriginal garbage and reboots coming out of Hollywood, this was a very refreshing treat. It has everything you want in a movie. There's love. There's tragedy. There's comedy. There's song and dance numbers. There are plenty of crazy bad special effects. There's rambunctious youth running wild. It IS the total package. It reminded me (just a hint) of Rocky Horror and it has a lot of MST3K type moments in it. Anyway, if you are looking for something really fun - check this film out. Support the "B" movie people!!

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