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MEGAN FREELS JOHNSTON INTERVIEW

Interview conducted by Stuart D. Monroe

Horror, like the rest of the entertainment world, is changing at blistering speed. It’s also hotter than it’s ever been, and a large part of that boom is the rise of diversity in the genre. We’re getting more work from women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community than ever before.

One of the voices rising to the front is Megan Freels Johnston. In addition to being the granddaughter of the iconic writer/producer, Elmore Leonard, she’s also the writer/producer/director of 2014’s Rebound and 2017’s The Ice Cream Truck, both of which have amassed a cult following in recent years. Megan lays her horror out in the real world with characters who are anything but stereotypes or cardboard cutouts, and her vicious endings are already becoming a calling card. Having started at entry level in the production business and earning those stripes, Megan is a triple threat with serious pedigree who’s only getting started.

Horror DNA is honored to be able to spend some time with one of horror’s rising stars before she skyrockets into the stratosphere, so sit back and enjoy!

About The Author
Stuart D. Monroe
Staff Writer
Stuart D. Monroe is a man of many faces – father, husband, movie reviewer, published author of short horror, unsuccessful screenwriter (for now), rabid Clemson Tiger, Southern gentleman, and one hell of a model American who goes by the handle "Big Daddy Stu" or "Sir". He's also highly disturbed and wears that fact like a badge of honor. He is a lover of all things horror with a particular taste for the fare of the Italians and the British. He sometimes gets aroused watching the hardcore stuff, but doesn't bother worrying about whether he was a serial killer in a past life as worrying is for the weak. He was raised in the video stores of the '80s and '90s. The movie theater is his cathedral. He worships H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. When he writes, he listens obsessively to either classical music or the works of Goblin to stimulate the neural pathways. His favorite movie is Dawn of the Dead. His favorite book is IT. His favorite TV show is LOST.
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