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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny X
... Mickey O'Flynn
De Anna Joy Brooks ... Bliss
... King Clayton
... Chip
... Sluggo
... Dandi Conners
... Cousin Quilty
... The Grand Inquisitor
... Lily Raquel (as Heather Provost)
Katherine Giaquinto ... Bobbi Socks
David Slaughter ... Marty
Morris Everett ... Paul
Rebecca Burchett ... Hope
Sara Grigsby ... Annette
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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 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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86, 28 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,436, 26 May 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Production was abruptly halted after director Paul Bunnell ran out of money during the initial shooting of this film. Six years later Bunnell managed to amass the necessary money and got the cast back together to complete the shooting of this picture. See more »

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Opening Titles: "Filmed in GhastlyScope" See more »


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The Rumble
Music and Lyrics by Scott Martin
Performed by Will Keenan (uncredited), De Anna Joy Brooks (uncredited), Les Williams (uncredited), Katherine Giaquinto (uncredited), Sara Grigsby (uncredited), Rebecca Burchett (uncredited), Morris Everett (uncredited), David Slaughter (uncredited), Jed Rowen (uncredited), Lee Harris (uncredited), Christopher Metas (uncredited), Jim Newman (uncredited), Bruce Kimmel (uncredited)
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A Very Fun/Campy Retro Movie!!!!!
21 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I think this was a very fun retro movie and a tribute and spoof of the 1950's sci-fi and juvenile delinquent movies. Creed Bratton was very funny as a zombie entertainer. It has a GREAT look to it in scope and the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The music is good and I really enjoyed this. Some of the film score and songs stayed with me many days later. It also was very nice to see Kevin McCarthy and Paul Williams in this movie. The very last film shot on Kodak Plus X 35mm black and white film stock. A very entertaining film. Very campy. I think this film will continue into the future as a major cult film. I am so glad it was shot on real film stock and not on digital format equipment.


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