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Nightmare Fuel / The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

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Because the main idea came from Ari Aster discussing with his peers taboo subjects in the summer preceding his first year at the AFI Conservatory, The Strange Thing About the Johnsons is certainly known for portraying an incestuous relationship in a realistic and horrific light.


  • The fact that Isaiah does what he does to his own father is unnerving.
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  • When he hears his son walking towards his room, Sidney tries to desperately shut off his computer, but it gets frozen.
  • The bathroom scene, from Isaiah busting down the door to Sidney's muffled cries of pain and for help, all while Joan tries to pretend nothing's happening.
  • The very idea that the people you meet may have friendly faces on the outside, but on the inside, could be monsters committing horrible acts against others or even their own family. It's that sociopathic nature that wreaks of Paranoia Fuel.
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