Back in 1981, in Amarillo, Texas, there was a rape and murder of an elderly nun that left the community in fear. With the deaths of a few other women prior, it appeared there could be a serial killer on the loose. But soon the justice department and law enforcement zeroed in on a young man named Johnny Frank Garrett. Though poor and with a low IQ, some evidence pointed towards him as the perpetrator.
He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. After years on death row, he was given the lethal injection. On the day he died, he cursed all who were involved including jurors, law enforcement, the justice system, and any others he thought did him wrong. Soon afterwards many folks did in fact die or had nefarious things happen to them. Coincidence?
The long awaited film, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word, has arrived to all VOD services. Directed by the highly regarded film maker Simon Rumley, the based-on-fact movie may remind folks of such films as In Cold Blood, but has traits of possession films, thrillers, and police procedurals. Dark Discussions takes a look at this new entry of true crime horror films and gives their opinion.