The Drudgeon reviews Gruesome

Gruesomeaka Johnny Gruesome
8 min., 2007
Written by Greg Lamberson
Directed by Greg Lamberson
Language: English
My rating: ★★★★★

Great “short” with a great soundtrack.

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The movie begins with a man, Johnny (Giasone Italiano), walking in a cemetery and then he plugs his guitar into a grave stone (like it’s an amp).  We then jump to a girl, Karen (Erin Brown) getting into a car with Johnny and in the back is another guy (Dan Loughery).  They drive and the man pulls out some liquor.  He and Karen drink a bit when suddenly the man in the back seat pulls out a chain and chokes the first man to death.  A little bit later Johnny has risen from the grave as Johnny Gruesome (Ryan O’Connell).  He’s back to get his revenge and no one is safe.

When I was looking at Erin Brown’s (Misty Mundae) Wiki page, I saw this short was listed and thought that it might be fun.  To my surprise it actually isn’t a short film, it’s pretty much a music video.  Is that a problem?  Nope.  But it wasn’t what I was expecting.

So the acting is actually pretty good with Erin Brown being great as usual, being able to convey emotions with just using facial expressions.  The rest of the cast is actually pretty solid too.

The effects are a little blow par, but then again it’s just a music video and I wasn’t actually expecting much to begin with.

In the end it’s a fun video and I really love the song.

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I don't remember my real name or where I came from. All I know is that I'm traped in an underground cave with nothing but a TV, DVD player and a notebook and pen. They keep calling me The Drudgeon, I don't even know what that means. Someone keeps dropping horror movies in and yelling at me to watch them and write about what I watch. Then I eat the DVD and case, because they tell me if I consume the horror I will understand the horror. I think there are three of them. So if you are reading this right now, HELP ME!!!!!!! OUCH!!!! Someone just poked me with a sea urchin attacked to a pool cue, what the fuck is going on?
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