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Stephen Johnson
americasstephenjohnson
Stephen Johnson is an award-winning writer, film-maker and journalist of the bizarre. An internationally recognized gadabout, Stephen is very, very important.
Oct 13
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You’re right. I was being unfairly snarky toward Weird Al, who’s actually awesome. He’s a much better musician than we have any right to expect. I’m sorry, Weird Al.

Apr 25 2019
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My pleasure! I considered FGTeeV... them being a family and all... but I just couldn’t.

Mar 22 2019
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For the record, that was a joke. Dex is better than me at every video game...Except Joust. I’ll Joust the hell out of him.

Sep 28 2018
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Except the season with the hour-long episodes... which is probably just as well. They’re mostly OK, but 30 minutes is the Twilight Zone sweet spot. 

Sep 28 2018
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I tried so hard to get my kid into Star Trek: TNG, but he was having none of it. Oh well. :)

Apr 19 2018
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That’s an interesting point about “behind the scenes” footage. I remember when I was around 12, I saw some cheap, extremely violent and brutal slasher movie, and I was terrified. But not of the movie itself. Read more

Apr 19 2018
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The Lady in White is a great one for that age. Jaws too (not Jaws 2). Although I tried to show my kid Jaws and he lasted about 10 minutes before he was like, “nope.”

Apr 19 2018
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I saw every slasher movie that I could talk my mom into driving me to at around that age!

Apr 19 2018
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Aw, come on! Ruth Gordon? “All of them Witches?” The actor who goes blind? The gradual reveal of how trapped Rosemary is? It’s an unnerving movie. A slow burn, sure, but that’s the kind of horror I like. Different tastes, I guess.

Apr 19 2018
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It wasn’t the elevator full of blood that scared me. It was the shot of the elevator that was empty except for the streamers and party balloons, the suggestion that something terrible happened there, but we would never know what it was. Also the inexplicable guy in the bear suit, the twins, all the suggestions of Read more

Apr 18 2018
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I saw The Shining at the same age, and to this day, no movie has frightened me as much as that one. The original Texas Chainsaw came close when I saw it the next year.