Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word Spoken at SXSW 2016


One flick we cannot wait to see is Simon Rumley’s supernatural vengeance thriller Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word. You want to talk about spooky? Look up the actual events this film is based upon, or see the incredible documentary, The Last Word. If it doesn’t make you a believer in the supernatural, we don’t know what will.

Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word tells the tale of what happens when a young man is executed for committing murder, and he leaves behind a curse letter in which he promises to take vengeance on all those connected to his trial.

Starring Green Lantern‘s Mike Doyle, Bitch Slap‘s Erin Cummings, Devin Bonnée, and The Boondock Saints‘ Sean Patrick Flanery, the flick is set to have its World Premiere at this weekend’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

Midnighters, World Premiere
Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word

  • Sunday, March 13, 12mid, Alamo South Lamar
  • Tuesday, March 15, 11:45pm, Stateside
  • Saturday, March 19, 4:30pm, Alamo South Lamar

Dig on the one-sheet below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

Based on true events. Amarillo, Texas, Halloween, 1968, Sister Tadea Benz, a 76 year old nun is raped and murdered in her bedroom in her convent. A teenager from the wrong side of the tracks, Johnny Frank Garrett, is arrested but claims innocence. His trial is a farce and he is sentenced to death. On the day of his execution, Garrett writes a curse letter saying his spirit will return and kill not only those involved with his sentencing and death but the members of their families too. Sure enough, soon after, those involved in the execution start dying and it is left to one of the jurors to try to solve the riddle of who actually killed Sister Tadea Benz to save his son.

Last Word



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