Johnny Gruesome Soundtrack Features Artists; Arman John Petri, Joes Rozler, and Robby Takac

Johnny Gruesome Film Details Greg Lamberson Johnny Gruesome

Director: Gregory Lamberson

Writer: Gregory Lamberson

Release Date: TBA

Release Format: TBA

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes


Based on the award winning horror novel by Gregory Lamberson. In the village of Red Hill, high school student Eric Carter (Byron Brown II) suspects his murdered best friend Johnny Grissom (Anthony De La Torre) has returned from the grave to exact revenge upon his enemies.


Back in March, not much information was Greg Lamberson Johnny Gruesomeavailable on the Johnny Gruesome production. At the time revealed were the synopsis, cast, and the poster art. A teaser or trailer was unavailable but that was in the works.

For readers unfamiliar with Johnny Gruesome here’s some backstory. Gregory Lamberson wrote the concept which originally released in 2008 as a novel. The book has since won many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for Best Cover Design.
Ken Artuz, Founder, and Editor for DecayMag wrote an article on the poster art. The article compared the movie poster with the original novel cover art. The difference was extreme. It is Lamberson’s creative way of making the movie and titular character modern.

Learn more about the novel at Goodreads.

Read our coverage of the poster unveiling

Johnny Gruesome is wrapping up post-production. For more information and to keep up-to-date on Johhny Gruesome visit Facebook

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From the Press Release:

Johnny Gruesome soundtrack will be featuring a score by Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler, and will include an original theme song performed by Robby Takac.

Armand John Petri is an independent record producer and manager. He has worked with the Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, and Sixspense None The Richer.

Joe Rozler is a renowned keyboardist and studio musician. He has written string arrangements for Manowar and 10,000 Maniacs. Gregory Lamberson, Dean Italiano, Giasone Italiano. Gruesome. Johnny Gruesome.
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Robby Takac is a bassist and vocalist. He owns the record label Good Charamel Records. He is also the co-founder for the Goo Goo Dolls. He is the President for the non-profit Music Is Art Festival.

Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs and John & Mary fame plays viola and violin on the score. Virginia Croft also plays violin. Conductor Bryan Eckenrode plays cello.

The soundtrack for Johnny Gruesome also includes songs created by Dean Italiano and Giasone Italiano for the Gruesome rock CD that was released 10 years ago to promote the novel.

Co-star Aprilann performs the song “Not You”.


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