Uncork’d Entertainment promises a revenge thriller like no other in the horrifying trailer to Johnny Gruesome, starring Anthony De La Torre, Byron Brown II, and Michael DeLorenzo. Based on his award-winning novel, Gregory Lamberson (Slime City) writes and directs this terrifying adaptation of his supernatural thriller.
High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed “Johnny Gruesome” by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny’s girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell bent on revenge.
Here are 5 reasons we love the Johnny Gruesome trailer:
5) That Opening!
That car is all sizzle, especially with that screaming skull on the hood! Notice how the skull has that one fang that stands out in the fiery illustration. Dressed like he should be, Anthony De La Torre embodies the heavy metal rebel that is Johnny Grissom.
Definitely check out “Crown and the Girls” if you love music! Aprilann is a dynamic performer who captivates her singing! I can’t wait to see her as Johnny’s girlfriend!
3) New York Undercover
Did someone say Michael DeLorenzo?!? DeLorenzo was awesome as Eddie Torres in the gritty police procedural, New York Undercover! I can’t wait to see him as Charlie Grissom!
2) It Gets Gruesome!
Johnny really gets gruesome when he gets into his killing spree. Notice how Johnny’s body is still decaying after coming back from the grave! The trailer does a great job teasing the kill scenes!
1) Get The Book!
Are you a book lover like me? I’m interested in finding out how the film compares to the book. How faithful will Gregory Lamberson be towards his own source material? Is he like Frank Miller in Sin City when he steps behind the camera?