See JOHNNY X
on the BIG SCREEN
at these THEATRES ...
LAEMMLE THEATRES is setting the stage to bring THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X to the MUSIC HALL 3 in Beverly Hills—9036 Wilshre Blvd. and the PLAYHOUSE 7 in Pasadena—673 East Colorado Blvd. on Friday, May 17, 2013 !!
Exiled from their home world to that most uncool of hangouts, the planet Earth, Johnny and his cats try to make the best of it. Things change, though, when Johnny's fed-up femme fatale girlfriend steals his Resurrection Suit—a dastardly piece of alien technology capable of controlling other people's bodies. And when a down-on-his-luck rock 'n' roll promoter needs the suit to reanimate his main act, a suddenly deceased hip-shaker named Mickey O'Flynn, the chase is on.
This retro-tastic song-lined tribute to old school drive-in B-movies is crowded with cult stars, including Troma favorite Will Keenan, Creed Bratton (The Office), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Kate Maberly (The Secret Garden), and singer-songwriter Paul Williams (Paul Williams Still Alive).
Director PAUL BUNNELL didn't expect to make motion picture history when JOHNNY X became the last feature to be shot on Kodak's 35mm black-and-white Plus-X film stock—and it's not the only historically significant element in the movie. It also boasts the last screen appearance of the late Kevin McCarthy, star of perhaps the best-loved (and black-and-white) 1950s sci-fi film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X is a truly mad concoction—the only sci-fi dark comedy musical romance you need to see this year!
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"Oscar excitement builds in Hollywood for nominees like directors Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee. But for director Paul Bunnell, not so much. His movie wasn't even nominated.
In fact, his movie has gained notoriety for having the lowest box office take of 2012, making just $117 during a one-week release in Kansas.
"The Ghastly Love of Johnny X," a musical, is described by its creator as "a juvenile delinquent outer space on Earth-type . . . intergalactic dark horror sci-fi comedy with melodramatic moments." Bill Geist has a front row seat . . ."
Bill Geist has been a correspondent for "CBS News Sunday Morning" since he joined CBS News in 1987. He chronicles some of the quirkiest people and places in America for the broadcast.
In addition to the two Emmys, he has won many awards for his work as a humorist, commentator and reporter in television, newspapers and magazines. Geist seems most proud, however, of taking third in the Illinois State Fair Bake Off in 1979.Add a comment
THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X screened on Saturday, November 10th 9:30pm in North Hollywood at the Laemmle NoHo7 Theatre as an official selection of The Valley Film Festival.
My sincere appreciation to my collaborators whose loyalty and creative endeavor made possible this production. ~ Paul Bunnell
JOHNNY X cast members at the Laemmle Theatre (from left to right) Les Williams, De Anna Joy Brooks, Jed Rowen, Will Keenan, Aaron Ball and David Slaughter.
Photos courtesy of Tamea Agle
Katy Dolle interviews Paul Bunnell for The Valley Film FestivalAdd a comment
Announcing the UK PREMIERE of THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X on Wednesday, November 7th at the Abertoir Horror Festival in Wales.
UK PREMIERE UPDATE !!!
7 NOV 2012
"I just had the pleasure of seeing it for the first time at the UK premiere and it looked amazing! The acting was first rate and the audience loved it! It was such a pleasure to see you and your work up on the screen. You are all amazingly talented people and I consider myself lucky to have worked with you!!!!"
JOHNNY X Choreographer
THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X begins its limited theatrical release in Kansas at the Glenwood Arts Theatre on Friday, October 26th!
WINNER of the AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST NARRATIVE at the
Kansas International Film Festival
JOHNNY X will continue its theatrical release in the USA with theatres and showtimes to be announced on this site, so check back soon!
Director Paul Bunnell at the Kansas International Film FestivalAdd a comment
THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X won the 2012 AOF Award for BEST FEATURE SCORE!
Johnny X director Paul Bunnell and composer Ego Plum
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X played to a packed house at the Action On Film International Film Festival in Monrovia, California on August 17th, 2012. In the lobby, limited edition lobby cards were given away to moviegoers who tweeted or mentioned JOHNNY X on Facebook—and the highly coveted JOHNNY X movie poster was given to audience members who stayed for our most entertaining cast Q&A to date!
Ghastly cast & crew at Krikorian's Monrovia Cinema 12 Theatre (from left to right) are David Slaughter, Jed Rowen, Ego Plum, Will Keenan and Paul Bunnell.
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There was plenty of GHASTLY LOVE for JOHNNY X in Dallas, Texas!
Those lucky enough to attend were treated to a beautiful 35mm archival print of JOHNNY X on the big screen, the way it was meant to be seen!
JOHNNY X director Paul Bunnell and cast members Sara Grigsby (Annette) and Aaron Ball (Mr. Projector) were there for a Q&A after the movie and gave away 100 autographed posters to a very enthusiastic crowd.
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BREAKING NEWS on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Director Paul Bunnell talks about The Ghastly Love of Johnny X and the challenges of making the last feature shot on Eastman Kodak's discontinued Plus-X 5231 film—a legendary stock used to make iconic black-and-white movies like Raging Bull and Schindler's List.
"Black-and-White was the right look for this film, there was no other way to go. You get lost in a dream and it's just a beautiful thing."Add a comment
THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X had a SOLD OUT Los Angeles Premiere at the 15th annual Dances With Films festival on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at the world famous Chinese Theatre in Hollywood!
Johnny X cast & crew at the Chinese Theatre (from left to right) are Kristina West, David Slaughter, Morris Everett, John Duffy, Paul Bunnell (kneeling), Mark Willoughby, Aaron Ball, Jed Rowen, Will Keenan and Caroline Macey.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is arguably the most famous movie theatre in the world. It opened on May 18, 1927 with Cecil B. DeMille’s The King of Kings starring H.B. Warner. The Chinese Theatre has been the site of thousands of movie premieres and the destination of millions of tourists. Scores of celebrities have left their footprints, hand prints and hoof prints on the walkways near and on the theater’s courtyard.
Dances With Films co-founder Leslee Scallon and Johnny X director Paul Bunnell hosted a Q&A with cast & crew after the show.Add a comment
THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X had its WORLD PREMIERE at the 22nd annual Cinequest Film Festival on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 9:30pm in the historic California Theatre in San Jose!
The California Theatre was said to be ‘the finest theater in California’ on its opening day in 1927. It is one of the best preserved examples of late 1920's motion picture houses in the country. Over the years the theatre housed vaudeville shows and featured 3D, Cinemascope, and now GhastlyScope at the JOHNNY X premiere!
On the red carpet at the California Theatre (from left to right) are Creed Bratton, Heather Provost, Les Williams, Jed Rowen, Kate Maberly, Reggie Bannister, Aaron Ball, Will Keenan and David Slaughter.
Director Paul Bunnell hosted a Q&A with cast and crew after the show.Add a comment