It's now time to get ghastly !

THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X is now officially available
on DVD and ON DEMAND from Strand Releasing



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Laemmle Theatres & IFC Center theatrical run is a success !!

THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X has concluded its theatrical engagements at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, Laemmle Playhouse in Pasadena and IFC CENTER in New York City.  We are currently gearing up for the DVD & VOD launch in June!!

To celebrate the DVD release we are having a retro-tastic screening of JOHNNY X in 35mm at the American Cinematheque Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on June 20th, 2013!!!  A discussion follows the film with CREED BRATTON, WILL KEENAN, KATE MABERLY, REGGIE BANNISTER, JED ROWENPAUL BUNNELL, EGO PLUM and others!  Specialties include a display of original costumes from the film, including the famed "Resurrection Suit", plus FREE posters and musical entertainment!!  Signed DVDs will be available for sale in the lobby!!!

Laemmle Music Hall

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! 

IFC Center Will Keenan

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CBS Oscar Sunday Morning was a GHASTLY love affair !

"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.

Valley Film festival

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.

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Johnny X Wins Best Feature Award at Valley Film Festival !

Bunnell Award 2012

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

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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 Festival

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UK PREMIERE 7th November 2012 !

Announcing the UK PREMIERE of THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X on Wednesday, November 7th at the Abertoir Horror Festival in Wales.

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!!!!"

Carolanne Marano
JOHNNY X Choreographer

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Johnny X kicks off its limited Theatrical Release in Kansas on October 26th 2012 !


THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X begins its limited theatrical release in Kansas at the Glenwood Arts Theatre on Friday, October 26th!

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 Festival

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JOHNNY X dazzles at AOF Fest & Wins BEST FEATURE SCORE Award!



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.

Dare to be GHASTLY!

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Johnny X is a Success in Texas at the Oak Cliff Film Festival !


There was plenty of GHASTLY LOVE for JOHNNY X in Dallas, Texas!

THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X was the Opening Night Film at the Oak Cliff Film Festival which screened to a packed house at the legendary Texas Theatre on June 14th, 2012 at 7:30 pm!

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.

Read about the Festival at Focus Daily News Dallas

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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X featured on NBC Nightly News !

BREAKING NEWS on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Bunnell Award 2012

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."

Paul Bunnell

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JOHNNY X has SOLD OUT Show at the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood !

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.

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