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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 3 March 2012 (USA)
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A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big ... See full summary »

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Mickey O'Flynn
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Bliss
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King Clayton
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Chip
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Sluggo
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Dandi Conners
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Cousin Quilty
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Lily Raquel (as Heather Provost)
Katherine Giaquinto ...
Bobbi Socks
David Slaughter ...
Marty
Morris Everett ...
Paul
Rebecca Burchett ...
Hope
Sara Grigsby ...
Annette
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A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big screen spectacle! This curious and curiously entertaining story involves one Jonathan Xavier and his devoted misfit gang who, incidentally, have been exiled to Earth from the far reaches of outer space. Johnny's former girlfriend Bliss has left him and stolen his Resurrection Suit, a cosmic, mind-bending uniform that gives the owner power over others. Along the way, there will be several highly stylized musical numbers, lots of genuinely humorous dialogue, and a wacky plot-twist or two, all beautifully captured on the very last of Kodak's black-and-white Plus-X film stock. Written by Anthony Craig Gilbert

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Beware the Juvenile Delinquents from Outer Space! See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$86 (USA) (28 October 2012)

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$2,436 (USA) (26 May 2013)
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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012) is notable for being the lowest grossing movie of 2012. According to Box Office Mojo it only made $117 during its one week theatrical run. See more »

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Opening Titles: "Filmed in GhastlyScope" See more »


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Big Green Bug-Eyed Monster
Music and Lyrics by Scott Martin
Performed by Creed Bratton
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Excellent movie!
2 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for this over a year ago I had to watch it. Unfortunately, living in rural America, it never came to any theaters near me. When it hit Vudu for purchase I snagged it almost immediately. Anyway, here goes.

If you love campy sci-fi humor you will love this movie. The musical aspect also give a nice touch and is well done. The choreography is also top notch.

If you appreciate odes to an era gone by where campy sci-fi flicks were plentiful then you cannot go wrong with this film. When comparing this to modern flicks in the same vein, it holds up well. While Repo The Genetic Opera remains my favorite indie musical, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X holds up well. I give it a solid 9/10 stars with zero reservations.


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