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Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. Son of an archaeologist, he spent his childhood years developing a fondness of nature and the outdoors, which was rivaled only for his love of filmmaking and storytelling.
In 2008 he graduated from the University of Southern California's film program, and currently makes a living as an editor in addition to working on his own creative projects.
He has a weakness for redheads, seafood pasta, and dinosaurs.

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We’re almost there horror fans, and last week delivered an American Horror Story: Coven episode that in many ways felt like the one I’ve been waiting all season to see; scary, funny, gleefully wicked, and full of all sorts great supernatural twists and turns.

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I didn’t like this episode of American Horror Story: Coven as much as last week, mainly because my favorite witch Misty is still stuck in a coffin, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun.

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You can check out our best-of list here but that doesn’t mean we Screen Invasion writers didn’t see some real stinkers in 2013 too.  We tallied up our worst picks for the year below.  Interestingly, as you can see from our linked reviews, not all of us universally hated these

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Merry Christmas horror fans! The holidays aren’t exactly the prime time for witchcraft, voodoo, and decapitations, so we’ve had a bit of a break from our favorite horror show. However before it returns on January 8th, let’s make sure we’re all up-to-speed. This last episode was a game changer, and

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After the rather dull episode we had before break, things start to pick up again this week.  We open with Queenie (rapidly becoming one of my least favorite characters on the show) walking through a bad part of town at night, where she is menaced by a homeless man.  However

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By now some of you have hopefully gone and seen Disney’s Frozen.  If you read my review you know that I loved it, but it got me thinking about how Disney titles their movies these days.  Frozen was at one point going to be called The Snow Queen, but was

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We had a week off of American Horror Story to celebrate Thanskgiving with our loved ones, which was probably appropriate given this isn’t exactly the kind of show that brings families together.  And though I’m far belated for a recap of what happened the week before that, I do my

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Any time you leave a movie theater humming show-stopping songs from an animated film, you know you have a winner.  It has been ages since a movie left me feeling the way Frozen did, and though it may sound like hyperbole, it’s probably the best Disney movie I’ve seen in

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By now all us Whovians have had a chance to se the 50th Anniversary Special (if you haven’t, turn back now and go see it!).  I found the episode a thrilling and delightful love letter to fans young and old throughout the years, but as is often the case with

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Wow, what an episode!  The best of the season so far?  I’d say so. We open on All-Hallows Eve, 1833 at Madame LaLaurie’s home.   A young man at the party takes interest in LaLaurie’s daughter Boquita, so LaLaurie invites him to her “chamber of horrors.”  In a spin on

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Like Zach Snyder’s Watchmen, Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game is a worthy attempt to adapt a story that is practically unadaptable for the screen in the first place.   The following review will likely contain some spoilers for non-book readers, so continue at your own risk.  In the film, insectoid aliens

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Happy (belated) Halloween!  What better way to celebrate than to watch another episode of American Horror Story?  This week ratchets things up considerably, expanding the world of the story and also the rivalry between the two witch clans.  Let’s get started. In 1961, a young black boy is lynched by

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This week’s episode was a busy one!  Lots to go through, though not a heck of a lot of resolution.  Let’s not waste any time!  We open with Fiona grabbing a midnight drink, unable to sleep.  She flashes back to the year 1971, where she talks with the lead Supreme

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I feel like it always takes a few episodes for American Horror Story to find it’s footing each season, but with this week I can safely say I like where the show is heading.  The main conflicts and themes are becoming evident, and the groundwork has been set so that

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And we’re baaaaack!  It’s time for another wild and twisted tale from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk with Season Three of American Horror Story.  Season One focused on ghosts and Season Two focused on, well…probably too many things in my opinion.  With this season we’re (hopefully) back to one stronger uniting central

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