The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012)
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Critic Reviews for The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
"Ghastly Love" tries to work the same campy vibe as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" but learns how hard that is to pull off.
An affectionate and consistently amusing homage to a whole bunch of movies that probably shouldn't go together.
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I love it when independent filmmakers do something beyond quirky comedies, dramas, or horror...when someone works for 10 years to make a 50s sci-fi B-movie inspired musical about alien juvenile delinquents who come to earth with a resurrection suit that spurts electricity and brings the dead back to life...hell I'm in. The movie isn't perfect, it has some flaws in it's execution, but it can be fun and it very different then most anything out there, from either Hollywood or Independent filmmakers.
Alien juvenile delinquents are exiled to earth, where they scheme to control a "resurrection suit" that can bring a recently deceased rock and roll star back from the dead. In black and white with musical numbers. The hepcat influences here are so cool you root for the movie to work, but the incoherent script, flat musical numbers and lame attempts at comedy lead to nowheresville. Still, there are a few campy kicks along the way, including "The Office"'s Creed Bratton as an unlikely rock idol.
A 50's B-movie made in the 2010's. It had its moments, but all in all I was a bit disappointed.
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