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Simon Rumley’s ‘Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word’ Clip Gets Spiritual (Exclusive)

In Simon Rumley’s supernatural vengeance thriller Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word, when a young man is executed for committing murder, he leaves behind a curse letter in which he promises to take vengeance on all those connected to his trial.

The thriller, starring Green Lantern‘s Mike Doyle, Bitch Slap‘s Erin Cummings, Devin Bonnée, and The Boondock Saints‘ Sean Patrick Flanery, is finally set for release on March 14th after premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas last year.

In this exclusive clip, we see someone or something moving through the Redman home. It’s a pretty tense, well-shot scene.

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Based on true events. Amarillo, Texas, Halloween, 1968, Sister Tadea Benz, a 76 year old nun is raped and murdered in her bedroom in her convent. A teenager from the wrong side of the tracks, Johnny Frank Garrett, is arrested but claims innocence. His trial is a farce and he is sentenced to death. On the day of his execution, Garrett writes a curse letter saying his spirit will return and kill not only those involved with his sentencing and death but the members of their families too. Sure enough, soon after, those involved in the execution start dying and it is left to one of the jurors to try to solve the riddle of who actually killed Sister Tadea Benz to save his son.

Simon Rumley is one of the UK’s leading independent directors and has been making genre films for the last 10 years, explains the SXSW program. His films include The Living and The Dead, Red White & Blue and The Abcs of Death. He is currently in post on Crowhurst and in prep in Austin for his next film, Fashionista.

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  • Bluegrasslass

    I highly recommend watching Red, White & Blue. It is truly a unique film, with amazing performances from the three actors, including the amazing Noah Taylor.

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