May 26, 2024

JOHNNY Z – Action, Horror and Martial Arts!

Genre specialist Black Mandala presents the new horror action movie, “JOHNNY Z”, directed by Jonathan Straiton (Night of Something Strange). According to the director: “JohnnyZ has been a passion project of mine for over ten years and I know audiences will dig it. It’s straight action horror with tons of gore!”.

Johnny Z

The film won the “Best Sci-fi Feature Film” at New York City Horror Film Festival and the “Best Action/Adventure Feature Film”, “Best Hero” (Michael Merchant); and “Best FX” at Genre Blast Film Festival.

Starring Michael Merchant (Amityville Death House), and martial arts master Felix Cortes (stunts DaredevilWonder Woman 1984).

Johnny is half human and half zombie. Within his blood just might be the cure to the zombie epidemic. Yet after escaping a medical prison called Nordac, he comes under the guidance of Grandmaster Jonray and his brother Crisanto. This sets Johnny on a path using his martial arts skills to find a doctor who can create the cure; while also helping his master to fight some personal demons.

Director: Jonathan Straiton
Writer: Jonathan Straiton, Ron Bonk
Cast: Michael Merchant, Felix Cortes, Jason Delgado, David E. McMahon, Ellie Church
Cinematography: Rex Femscared
Music: Paul Amos
Producers: Jason Delgado, Ryan Felker, Zane Hershberger, Brett Janeski, Brie Straiton
Executive Producers: Ron Bonk, John M. Clark, Michael Kraetzer, Nicolás Onetti, John Verheul


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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