First Poster For The Last Word


Cast Filling Out for The Last WordFew stories have chilled us to the bone as the one surrounding the upcoming feature film The Last Word. Everyone who thinks the paranormal can be explained away by coincidence and that other-worldly forces amount to nothing but bunk, take notice.

The Last Word is inspired by the tragic and true story of Johnny Frank Garrett (pictured). Ben Ketai wrote the script.

The story focuses on the tragic(!) aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of Garrett in Texas, where he was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. To further elaborate, here’s the synopsis of the 2008 documentary film by writer/director Jesse Quackenbush.

A clash between good and evil strikes up on the High Plains of Texas when Johnny Frank Garrett, a 17-year-old retarded boy, is arrested, convicted, and ultimately executed for the rape, mutilation, and murder of 76-year-old nun Sister Tadea Benz. Garrett claimed his innocence from the time of his arrest until his dying breath. Sixteen years after Garrett’s execution new evidence rose up from the cold case grave of the Amarillo Police Department, proving they executed the wrong man! During interviews with key players the case unfolds like a recipe for executing the innocent. In Garrett’s final statement he professed his innocence one last time but did so in a voice driven by hate and vengeance.

Directed by directed by Simon Rumley (Red White & Blue), The Last Word stars Erin Cummings (Bitch Slap), Sean Patrick Flanery (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), and Mike Doyle.

A convicted man is executed for his crimes, but not before cursing those who sent him to his death. Soon enough, the people involved in the case, from witnesses to jurors, begin dying. When one juror’s son’s life in threatened, the man sets out to prove that the wrong person was convicted and reverse the curse.

The Last Word



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