Gregory Lamberson’s Johnny Gruesome come out in novel form like 10 years ago. It’s actually one of my favorite works of this impressive writer / filmmaker. The journey for the film version of Johnny Grissom’s trip from life to death to life (kinda) again has taken a while to make a reality but the good news is – we’ve got a release date and bettter yet – a full length trailer.
Uncork’d Entertainment will be bringing the zombie goodness to the masses via VOD on Oct. 16th. If you’re holding out for physical media – the DVD will roll out on Jan. 1st.
If you’re not familiar with the tale of Johnny Gruesome – it goes something like this:
“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.”
Have a look at the trailer via Bloody Disgusitng.
New key art surfaced as well – dig it!