The free movie we’re sharing for this week’s Friday Fright Nights is the horror comedy musical Teenage Ghost Punk
A full Free Movie of the Day is posted on the JoBlo Horror Movies YouTube channel every other day during the week – but on Fridays things get even freakier and a little more fun. Get your weekend started the right way by indulging in Friday Fright Nights! Every Friday, we’ll be taking a look at another genre movie you can watch in its entirety, free of charge, either on the YouTube channel linked above or in the video embed here.
The Friday Fright Night feature we have for your viewing pleasure this week is a rare type of movie: the family friendly horror comedy musical. I’m not saying there aren’t other movies out there that would fit that description, but there aren’t very many of them. And the family friendly horror comedy musical we’re looking at today is writer/director Mike Cramer’s Teenage Ghost Punk, which was first released in 2014.
I can’t say family friendly horror is something I watch with any frequency, comedy musical or not, but I do appreciate that movies like this exist. It’s “gateway horror”, a movie that young kids can watch and might lead to them seeking out more horror as they get older. They might not be able to dive right into The Conjuring, Insidious, The Haunting, or The Amityville Horror, but they can watch Teenage Ghost Punk… and maybe they’ll watch more movies involving ghosts, and eventually want to see a scary movie about ghosts. And soon they’ve become a member of the latest generation of Monster Kids. All horror fans have to start somewhere.
With a punk-loving ghost, paranormal investigators, and a questionable medium, Teenage Ghost Punk could be the first “horror movie” viewed by a future genre filmmaker. Or a future punk rocker.
Teenage Ghost Punk has the following synopsis, which was provided by Cramer himself: Newly-divorced Carol moves with her kids, Amanda (16) and Adam (12), from rural Michigan to a Victorian house near Chicago. As the three begin to adjust to their new surroundings, strange things start happening. Creepy noises. Unexplained messes. Old punk rock albums missing. Suspecting the house is haunted, Adam and Amanda hire a wacky medium and a team of bumbling paranormal investigators to help, then discovers on her own that the house is haunted by the ghost of a 17-year-old punk guitarist named Brian, and his fun-loving band of dead pals. Amanda and Brian form a friendship that soon veers toward romance. When the past collides with the present, how will Amanda solve her future?
Cramer has an acting role in the film alongside Lynda Shadrak, Grace Madigan, Keith Habersberger, Marc Muszynski, Ricky Haschmeyer, Brian Wohl, Courtney Blomquist, Adria Dawn, Noah Kitsos, Shane Magwire, Rachel Pospisil, Austin Cone, Parish Collier, Cory Krebsbach, Michelle Thompson-Hay, DeShawn Dixson, Jake Shadrake, Miora Brumfield, Darren Stephens, Sinead McDonald, Dominick Alesia, Dan Canales, Andrew Newton-Lee, Kevin O’Brien, Jack Cramer, Eli Weinberg, Juliet Peterson, Alex Peterson, Aleks Vasic, Ethan Ramsay, Jason Ruff, Alex Waheed, Ella Gill, Steve Bankes, Frank Schwerin, Gary Anthony Ramsay, Brian Shaw, Ava Brennan, Jane McDonald, Marge Schwerin, Nancy Scullion, Jodi Kingsley, Kelly Anne Clark, Keenan Benshop, Caleb Jordahl, Jonah Lazarus, Carrie Bankes, Harlene Ellin, Spencer Lombardo, Michael Baron, Laura McKenzie, and Carter Lodwick.
Teenage Ghost Punk was the second feature directed by Cramer, who got his start in the entertainment industry by appearing on the TV show Out of Control and also showing up in the 1987 film Concrete Angels. He made his feature directorial debut with the 2009 comedy Dear Mr. Fidrych – but he hasn’t made anything else since working on Teenage Ghost Punk nine years ago. We’ll have to just keep waiting to see if Cramer is going to direct a third movie.
So check out Teenage Ghost Punk – it’s free! – and let us know what you thought of it by leaving a comment below or on the YouTube page. Would you like to see a third Mike Cramer movie?
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