Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word


Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word

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Based on a true story, a nun was murdered in her convent bedroom in Amarillo, Texas on Halloween 1981. The police arrested a young man, Johnny Frank Garrett, who always maintained his innocence but he was found guilty and sentenced to death. On the night of his execution, he wrote a curse letter condemning the people and their families who helped send him to his demise. Shortly after Garrett's death, members of the community start mysteriously dying. One of the jurors takes it upon himself to break the curse when his son is suddenly struck with a life-threatening illness.


Critic Reviews for Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word

All Critics (6) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

  • This is an incredibly atmospheric movie, dynamically shot and tightly edited so it never quite settles into a groove-such is its power.

    Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • A stupid movie that thinks it's a lot smarter than it is, which makes it even worse.

    Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Rumley retreads the tired old beats that you've seen in every other below-average horror film of the last 30 years. A waste of material that other filmmakers would kill for.

    Mar 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word employs Natural Born Killers style editing to intercut flashes of violence. This of course entirely misses the point of Natural Born Killers.

    Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Rumley's first foray into the (possibly) supernatural... this story - of a convicted killer taking vengeance from beyond the grave against those who conspired to sentence him to death - comes with an unusual grounding in reality.

    Aug 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • An unusual mixture of true crime and supernatural horror movie, Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word is an impressively overwrought effort from British director Simon Rumley.

    Aug 24, 2016 | Full Review…

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