The Goo Goo Dolls’ Robby Takac Rocks The Johnny Gruesome Sountrack

October 12, 2018

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“Dyin’ Tonight,” an original song performed by Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls fame for the upcoming horror film Johnny Gruesome (review) has been released by Funhouse Productions and is available for purchase on major music platforms ahead of the film’s October release. Takac co-wrote the song with Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler and recorded it at his GCR Studios in Buffalo, New York.



Petri and Rozler also composed the score, and additional songs used in the film were created by Dean Italiano, Giasone Italiano, and Aprilann. The Italianos’ contributions were created for a rock CD, “Gruesome,” to promote the novel on which the film is based; that CD is available separately.

In the film, “High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed “Johnny Gruesome” by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny’s girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell-bent on revenge.”

Based on the award-winning novel by director Gregory Lamberson (interview), also behind Slime City, Killer Rack,  Johnny Gruesome stars Anthony De La Torre (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Byron Brown II, and Michael DeLorenzo.
Johnny Gruesome arrives on VOD October 16, 2018, and on DVD January 1, 2019, from Uncork’d Entertainment. Download your copy of ‘Dyin’ Tonight’ and the soundtrack ‘Gruesome’ on Apple Music, Spotify, or Google Play.


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