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Johnny Gruesome (2018)

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When rebellious high school student Johnny Grissom is murdered, he returns from the grave as a revenge crazed supernatural creature.


Gregory Lamberson (as Greg Lamberson)


Gregory Lamberson (as Greg Lamberson), Gregory Lamberson (novel) (as Greg Lamberson)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony De La Torre ... Johnny Grissom
Byron Brown II Byron Brown II ... Eric Carter
Aprilann ... Karen Slatter
Michael DeLorenzo ... Charlie Grissom
Chris Modrzynski Chris Modrzynski ... Gary Belter
Kim Piazza Kim Piazza ... Carol Crane
Richard Lounello ... Matt Crane
Madison Amey Madison Amey ... Rhonda Young
Travis Torlone Travis Torlone ... Todd Kumler
John Renna John Renna ... Mr. Milton
Jon Cesar ... Blind Bill
Nelson Wakefield ... Dr. Beelock
Kaelin Lamberson Kaelin Lamberson ... Tammy
Tim O'Hearn ... Bobby
Alexander S. McBryde Alexander S. McBryde ... Ross


Based on the award winning horror novel by Gregory Lamberson. When rebellious high school student Johnny Grissom is murdered, he returns from the grave as a revenge crazed supernatural creature.

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Comedy | Horror

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JOHNNY GUESOME's special effects makeup was created by Craig Lindberg, known for his work on Boardwalk Empire, Saturday Night Live and Royal Pains. Lamberson first discussed the project with Lindberg in 1990, when Lindberg created the effects for Lamberson's micro-budget vampire film Undying Love. See more »


Eric Carter: [running after discovering a headless corpse in the gym] Gary! Gary! There's someone's body in the gym without a head!
Gary Belter: [shocked] It's Todd's.
Eric Carter: How do you know?
Gary Belter: [still in shock] His head's in my locker!
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Horrible. Made by middle school children ?
15 March 2020 | by Nomad007See all my reviews

I can't give it a zero ?

Actors seem like first year acting students who had never acted before.

Serious plot wholes and inconsistent dialogue. One sentence to other would be in contrast to each other. It's like the actors wrote their own dialogue without any interaction with each other and then just put the script together.

The music was an OBVIOUS rip off of songs from bands like The Ramones.

Special efforts were bad. Let me clarify by bad I mean horrible, and not in a campy funny way either.

It wasn't scary, funny, campy, creative, original or anything that provides anything worth-wild in watching.

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Release Date:

16 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lancaster, New York, USA See more »


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$240,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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