Room 37-The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders, the supernatural horror-thriller written and directed by the Cordero Brothers– Vicente and Fernando had it’s UK premiere yesterday at the second annual Sound Screen Music & Film Festival in London. Don’t fret if you’re not in the UK or missed the premiere, the film which was released by Cleopatra Entertainment, is scheduled to be released worldwide on May 21st on all VOD platforms. The film features Leo Ramsey, Devin McGregor Ketko, Timothy Lee-Priest, and Jason Lasater, and includes the infamous Johnny Thunders song “Born to Lose,” along with a vocal appearance by legendary New York Dolls member Sylvain Sylvain. Produced by Shanti Whitney, the film was executive produced by Brian Perera, Yvonne Perera, and co-produced by Tim Yasui. The UK premiere runs through March 27th and occurs just weeks before the 28th Anniversary of Thunder’s mysterious death (April 23rd, 1991). UK premiere tickets can still be purchased here.
In the film, famed rock and roll guitarist Johnny Thunders arrives in New Orleans to begin a new chapter of his life by following a new musical sound and staying clean from drugs in order to see his kids again. After he settles into the St. Peter’s Guest House Hotel, things go awry. His room is robbed which contained the last of his money and his only methadone supply. Johnny’s journey to recovery quickly turns dark when he takes desperate measures to get better, all which propel Johnny deeper in chaos that ultimately leads to his unexplained mysterious final hours.
ROOM 37 – The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders Club will also be released in a limited-edition BLU RAY/DVD/CD Soundtrack format packaged in a gorgeous, six-panel Digipak on May 24th, 2019. The soundtrack includes performances by the real Johnny Thunders as well as his former bandmates Walter Lure and Sylvain Sylvain. Pre-orders can be made here.
Make sure to check out the compelling movie trailer below.
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