You know, just the other day someone asked if we knew of any films that combine 1950s sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror. Good thing info on the premiere of The Ghastly Love of Johnny X has just landed in our inbox!
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X will have its world premiere at this year’s Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California, on March 3rd with two additional showings on the 6th and 10th. Screening times are as follows:
Saturday, March 3rd at 9:30 pm – California Theatre (WORLD PREMIERE)
Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm – San Jose Repertory Theatre
Saturday, March 10th at 4:45 pm – San Jose Repertory Theatre
The film is directed by Paul Bunnell; written by Steve Bingen, Paul Bunnell, Mark D. Murphy, and George Wagner; and produced by Paul Bunnell, John Duffy, Ezra Kemp, Kristina West, Mark Willoughby, Ramzi Abed, and Joe Rios.
THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X is a truly mad concoction – a mesmerizing big screen spectacular! JOHNNY X and his rebellious gang of juvenile delinquents from outer space (called the Ghastly Ones) have been banished to planet Earth until they can pay for their crimes. The Ghastly Ones are in hot pursuit of a mysterious femme fatale named BLISS, who has stolen their most prized possession—a strange suit with magical powers known as the “resurrection suit.” When Johnny X wears this suit, he can control anyone against their will.
To capture Bliss, Johnny must form an unlikely alliance with a shifty show promoter, KING CLAYTON, who desperately needs the resurrection suit for his own selfish scheme—to ensure that the legendary rock star MICKEY O’FLYNN successfully completes a comeback concert. Johnny’s plight is further complicated when the unpredictable rocker suddenly drops dead, forcing him to use the suit for a far darker purpose—to bring the late, great Mickey O’Flynn back from the grave for a spectacular concert of the macabre!
With highly stylized musical numbers, tons of genuinely humorous dialogue, and wacky plot twists, JOHNNY X is the only sci-fi dark comedy musical romance you need to see this year! Beautifully photographed on the last of Kodak’s 35mm black and white Plus X film stock, the cast includes sexy new stars Will Keenan and De Anna Joy Brooks as well as seasoned professionals Creed Bratton (“The Office”), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Kate Maberly (The Secret Garden), Paul Williams (Phantom of the Paradise), and the late Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) in his final role.
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