A dead teenager seeks revenge in Johnny Gruesome trailer

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Johnny Gruesome Gregory Lamberson

JOHNNY GRUESOME has been a passion project for filmmaker/author Gregory Lamberson for more than thirty years, having begun as a screenplay Lamberson wrote in 1984, when he was just 19 years old. In 2007, he adapted that screenplay into an award-winning novel, and now ten years after the book and thirty-three years after the story was originally written down, Lamberson has made a feature film version of the idea a reality.

That film is getting very close to being unleashed into the world, with the latest step forward being the release of a trailer, which can be seen below.

Starring Anthony De La Torre, Byron Brown II, Aprilann, Madison Amey, Chris Modrzynski, Kim Piazza, Richard Lounello, and Michael DeLorenzo, JOHNNY GRUESOME revolves around 

rebellious teenager Johnny Grissom, who is murdered during a drunken joy ride. His friends attempt to make his death look like an accident, but Johnny has other ideas — he returns from the dead as a supernatural creature to seek revenge.

Lamberson is currently seeking distribution for JOHNNY GRUESOME, so maybe the trailer will help lure in some buyers. It looks like it could be a fun time, with an old school charm – it definitely feels like something that could have come out of the mid-’80s.

Source: Gregory Lamberson, THR

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